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by Sloe White
13 Oct 2006, 10:42
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloes in Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 15614

I know of LOTS of blackthorn bushes in Fife, but as much as I'd like to, I can't share their location with you mainly because they're in my garden and besides, I've picked them all! :lol: However, before I planted mine, I used to spend many Sunday mornings/afternoons out on my bicycle, exploring cou...
by Sloe White
22 Sep 2006, 23:34
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rowanberries
Replies: 15
Views: 17143

Hi Leo, of course - with pleasure. :) Rowan & Crab Apple Jelly Ingredients 1.1kg (2½lbs) Rowan Berries 1.4kg (3lbs) Crab Apples - or cooking apples 1.7ltrs (3 pints) Water 1.4kg (3lbs) Preserving Sugar - or granulated sugar Makes between 1.6kg - 1.8kg (3½lbs - 4lbs) Method Remove Rowanberries from t...
by Sloe White
19 Sep 2006, 01:23
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rowanberries
Replies: 15
Views: 17143

I make Rowan Jelly each year. It's delicious with lamb, venison and game.

Apparently, Rowan berries are good for hemorrhoids :shock: not sure how you would apply them though.. could be tricky.
by Sloe White
17 Sep 2006, 23:41
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Quinces - the tiny ones, not the large fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 11576

I think what you're describing is called 'bletting', which is when fruit has gone past ripe and has begun to decay a bit. That's when its full flavour appears. Same for medlars. My father loved quinces and I remember as a young girl, it was always a treat when he sliced up bletted quince from the ga...
by Sloe White
17 Sep 2006, 23:20
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Gooseberries
Replies: 8
Views: 7619

Try Delia's website - I've made her Gooseberry & Elderflower Ice Cream, Gooseberry & Elderflower Preserve (delicious!), and her Gooseberry Cobbler and Gooseberry Yoghurt Fool. All heavenly and easy peasy. http://www.deliaonline.com/search/?qx=gooseberry A friend of mine makes Gooseberry Liqueur and ...
by Sloe White
17 Sep 2006, 23:12
Forum: Sloe gin chocolates
Topic: I made some chocs
Replies: 6
Views: 13490

Would a cherry stoner help in removing the sloe stones? I'm making sloe gin for the first time this year and a friend recommended using the tipsy sloes for chocolates afterwards. Have to say, I'm really looking forward to this as I make cherry brandy chocolates and rum truffles each year anyway.
by Sloe White
17 Sep 2006, 23:05
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Will the Crop be early this year ?
Replies: 36
Views: 24033

I planted wildlife hedging around the perimeter of my property 12 years ago, and also as windbreaks cutting across the land in several places. The hedging is 75% blackthorn/hawthorn, 25% other native species. Depending on location and exposure to the elements, I have sloes at all stages of developme...
by Sloe White
17 Sep 2006, 22:14
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Withered fruit
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

I noticed the same on a few of my blackthorns back in July this year, and I identified it as Pocket Plum, a fungus that attacks plums, damsons and sloes. The trees have produced a reduced crop of sloes, and smaller in size compared to last year. http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0602/pocket_plum....