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Grow the Sloe: patching the hedge with fruiting thorns

The big hole in the back of the garden from having to rip out the jasmine is a bit disconcerting when you are out in the garden at night – I keep expecting to look up and see someones face peering at me through the gap! 425 more words

Growing Fruit

Valentines & lemon, elderflower & sloe gin cake

My husband & I are not massively into Valentine’s Day, but it is a nice excuse to have a bit of an occasion. Plus, we don’t often get fresh flowers, so it’s really nice to have some in the house. 478 more words


Millionaire Cocktail

So tonight we are celebrating with the rich folk, and enjoying ourselves a nice Millionaire Cocktail.  For me, this is a little more “act as if” than living the reality, but we can play let’s pretend at least for one evening.  217 more words

Martini Glass

Sloe gin finished, now for Port!

I began this project in October with sloes freshly picked during our anniversary weekend away in the Cotswolds, read about it here.  Though easy enough to make, the long wait that follows involves a mixture of curiosity and apprehension.  441 more words


Exams are not fun, but presents always are

So last week was my birthday, and I spent it revising for an exam which was the next day. It wasn’t terribly exciting, but I got some cool stuff to distract me from the exam-time-stress. 421 more words


Sloe gin

I know I’m a bit behind in posting this sloe gin recipe – I think it’s traditionally served at Christmas due to the time that sloes are growing, but I’ve had so many other things to jabber on about that this has been sat in my draft folder. 496 more words


Sloe Gin

Whilst walking in the fields to the back of my house in early autumn last year, I came across a number of bushes with lovely plump sloes growing. 245 more words