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Elderberrys
Tue 20-Oct-09
9:58 am
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mutley
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Hope to get the last today as thay all but gone ove,r was going before work but its now raining Frown ps  my old tomato plant has come back into flower and have seen some green blackberrys in the hedge .

Will do some elder wine and a cordial out of some/ will also try some for food colouring. and have a go at drying a few

Tue 20-Oct-09
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I hope you find enough Mutley, all ours seem to be on the point of expiry.  Don't you just love the colour of the juice?

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Oct-09
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Will have a try on wednesday if dry, got loads of other jobs to do if i does rain.

So glad the tv has gone as get some many jobs done now even the stack system is in the loft but wil give that to jade .she now has a computer on the net i don't like the ider but that's how it is these days can't be left out . all my computers have all been thrown out and iv'e have  fixed them as i will not buy anything if possable its not about beening tight it's i can work less hours this way and spend time living life not working my butt off.

Thu 4-Feb-10
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Elderberry sweets well im trying to lol made a purre from the berrys and added some sugar and reduced what a mess the kichten is now having to re-heat the goo as did not quite set so will reduce again after work and see if i can get it better this time if it works then will do a sour lemon to go with it as i will plat it and make into a sweet & sour sweet if poss...

Fri 5-Feb-10
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Ooh - that sounds good.  Would it need more sugar to help the set? Let us know how it goes!  Chef

Fri 5-Feb-10
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What a mess everything is welded together still very sticky need to sort that our but dont taste to bad more toffee ish made way too much lol. will do some sour lemon when jade is home from school and see if i can reheat the elderberry back uip and then plat them togther too make a sweet & sour i hope..it killed my arms as had to keep it moving was sticking to everything.

Wed 3-Mar-10
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What did you do in the end, Mutley?

How did it turn out?

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 3-Mar-10
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It has the same consistency as Gorden brown, it needs to be reduced more as it melted but maybe dip it in some brown paper and sell it as non toxic fly paper the down side the wasps will love it.

Sat 23-Jul-11
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picked the first of this seasons elderberries here today; so thus far this year, elderflowers, plums, elderberries and soon I see that we will be on, the blackberries: mmmmm

Sat 23-Jul-11
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steady on we are still on blackcurrants and just about to pick the gooseberries. Our blackberries have only just finished flowering.cheers

Sat 23-Jul-11
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Here in my bit of England I have blackberries which I started picking this week but the elderberries are still tiny,hard & green. My raspberries, cherries, currants are long over. The purple plums are nearly all picked & the apricots are still ripening. I got no strawberries or gooseberries at all this year. The apple harvest looks like a bumper one & earlier than usual. Oh & the little wild plums are still very hard.  wave

 

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Sun 24-Jul-11
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Herein lie the joys of living in the south of France... negatives inc hardly any season for Peas as it is too hot for them and the need for far more water ...

Sun 24-Jul-11
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My peas all disappeared I think I had four pods of the whole row.

I'll try that again!

Sun 24-Jul-11
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i was reading that elderberries were used as a substitute for currants during the war , i presume they just used them as a dried fruit ?

Sun 24-Jul-11
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not sure!

They are much less acidic than blackcurrants...not really the same but needs must I imagine during the war

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