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Fri 1-Oct-10
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Toffeeapple
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Good.  And bad.  wave Bye...

I'll try that again!

Wed 6-Oct-10
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Hawthorn and elderberry! Sounds great--do you have a recipe? Only problem...I have more recipes to try than I have fruit, but I think the syrup would be used more than chutney etc. Now I just have to obtain some more jars...

Wed 6-Oct-10
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Sorry no recipe, it was a case of   'Oh look, got some haws, lets cook them up. Hmmm, what can I put with them? Oh yes, there's some elderberries in the freezer....'

Strained the juice, added sugar and boiled. Tasted it, decided it still needed a little something, added crushed cloves and ground ginger, liked it. Ta da! welldone laugh  

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Sat 9-Oct-10
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Haws are something we never considered using before now. When I think of all the haw crops that we ignored over the years doh

In the fridge, we have some damsons and some blueberries. I think we will take a leaf out of your book, Ruthie, and try some ad-hoc method like you did. It's really much more fun that way, adding a pinch of this and that until you achieve something that is palatable or better. I love that.

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Sat 9-Oct-10
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Good luck with your culinary adventure Danny. Damsons and blueberries together sounds delicious. You can't really go wrong because there is no wrong! The problem is that unless you bother to take detailed notes of what you use, you can't repeat it. I've rarely any idea how much of anything I put in.

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Tue 12-Oct-10
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I dragged G up the lane on Sunday and we picked half a kilo of haws. The pickings were slim until we got to the bit where the lane open out to the field. I think the tractor must have been up with the cutter earlier in the year.

We picked some hips too, but only around 300g which doesn't really seem to be enough to get syrup making with. I might go out and pick some more tomorrow if I've time.

I used the haws to make the River Cottage haw sin sauce recipe. It's tasty, but more sweet than sweet & sour. Thankfully it didn't turn the pan black.

Tue 12-Oct-10
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I love that recipe; it is not very sour, but very tasty with pork!  I also made their haw brandy last year, which I heartily recommend

Wed 13-Oct-10
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Couldn't find a recipe for Haw brandy anywhere on River Cottage website - perhaps there's more than one? Thinking about it this one seemed heavily linked to Channel 4.  There's a huge hawthorn on our way to playgroup that I keep checking up on to see if they still look edible. Not picked any yet.

 

Thu 14-Oct-10
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puffin said:

Couldn't find a recipe for Haw brandy anywhere on River Cottage website - perhaps there's more than one?  


 

I think the Haw brandy recipe is from the River Cottage Preserves book. I haven't found it online, on in any of the RC cookbooks I have.

Thu 21-Oct-10
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Hi all,wave

i'm a newbie to this foraging and preserving malarky but since getting the dogs and finding a mostly untouched blackthorn bush/tree on one of my walks (i had to trample through some nettles to reach the sloes) i already have sloe gin on the go and my sloe and apple jelly is currently cooling in jars at my mum'stoffeeapple (made a mess of her kitchen rather than my own.) I think i've found a huge amount of rosehips but of 2 different appearances. One type is growing behind my mum's garage and is a rounder shape ( a bit like a squashed ball) that my lovely little brother used to split and rub on my back as itching powder when we were younger and the others are on the pit top which are smaller and longer. I wanted to check that i'm not picking poisonous stuff as i still have red=warning in my head. And i'm back to work on Monday after 2 weeks off so wanted to have actually done something other than housework before i go back.

thanks in advance

sar xx

Fri 22-Oct-10
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Hi Sarah, welcome to the mad house!  Well done for getting the Sloe Gin on the go, I can't help with the rose-hip problem but someone will know, just wait a while...toffeeapple

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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Thanks toffeeapple, i'll check in again tomorrow to see if there's any success, might collect some anyway then if i've got the right things i can get on with itsmile, if not they can go in the bin.thumbs_down

Fri 22-Oct-10
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daisy_winnie said:

if not they can go in the bin.thumbs_down


 

eeek  Compost bin I hope?

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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of course, ready for spring. just trying to convince my other half to let me buy some blackthorn to plant down the side of the drive so i can have my own supply of sloes, he's not convinced yet but i'm sure he will be when he tastes the sloe gin in a few monthsdevil

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I was checking the prices of Blackthorn a few weeks ago they were about £1.50 each if bought at this time of year (bare rooted).

I'll try that again!

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