We visited dear friends recently who have a private arboretum at the bottom of their garden. I was in forager’s heaven collecting elderberries to make a vitamin C packed, cold busting syrup and reminiscing about allotment harvests.
Life is so simple when you’re outdoors. E didn’t want to play with any of the toys he’d taken and was occupied so happily with his big friend H, especially as Chief helper in the chopping of wood.
Damsons: 5 ways with..a ton of damsons (dambeena, muffins, chutney, jam, bottled)
Haw berries: saucy haw ketchup
Apples: 5 ways with..a ton of apples (brie baked, cordials, herb jellies, mock goose bake, chutney)
Blackberries and elderberries: hedgerow jelly