Blackberry wine recipe river cottage

I love blackberries. When I was a small person, my birthday treat was a bowl of stewed blackberries topped with a generous dollop of double cream. Considering my birthday is at the end of March, my…

Autumn Fruits: Blackberry and Elderberry Cordial recipe

Sloe gin - River Cottage

Sloe gin

First frost has been, so it's sloe picking time. 'Sloe gin recipe from John Wright: "My basic sloe gin recipe is extremely simple; no added flavourings such as juniper berries or almonds, just straight in the jar with all three basic ingredients.

Rosehip syrup

Rosehip syrup

Rosehip syrup has a unique and lovely flavour: warm, floral and fruity. This method is the simplest we've found for making the syrup. Double-straining ensures that the tiny, irritant hairs found inside rosehips are removed. Delicious added to panna cotta,

Blackberry apple compote - River Cottage (add plums)

Blackberry apple compote

Haw-sin sauce Haws are more abundant than blackberries, and just as easy to pick. They're too hard and bitter to eat straight off the bush, but they give a lovely fruity flavour to hedgerow jellies and wines, and can be used to make this delicious sweet-sour sauce, which comes from my friend Pam Corbin. Use it like a ketchup, or a dipping sauce, or add to a stir-fry.

Recipes for hedgerow berries

Haw-sin sauce Haws are more abundant than blackberries, and just as easy to pick. They're too hard and bitter to eat straight off the bush, but they give a lovely fruity flavour to hedgerow jellies and wines, and can be used to make this delicious sweet-sour sauce, which comes from my friend Pam Corbin. Use it like a ketchup, or a dipping sauce, or add to a stir-fry.

Cherry Cordial and Apricot Brandy recipes.  What a great addition to a gift basket!

In an effort to reduce the crazy consumerism around the holidays, a few years back our family decided to do homemade gifts for each other instead of buying everyone a gift. It has made the holiday…

Yes, I'm off again.  A hedge full of elderberries, busily being stripped by the birds, but this year I'm having my share too.  Elderberries, like Rowan, come with their own element of risk.  This t...

Elderberry Gin

This sloe gin recipe takes just ten minutes to prepare and anything up to three months to infuse. Sloes, the hard, blue-black fruit of the blackthorn, appear from the end of September/early October depending on the weather and where you live in the UK. If you can't wait until the first frost to pick them, store overnight in the freezer before starting the recipe.

Sloe gin

This sloe gin recipe takes just ten minutes to prepare and anything up to three months to infuse. Sloes, the hard, blue-black fruit of the blackthorn, appear from the end of September/early October depending on the weather and where you live in the UK. If

Elderberry gummies are a great way to boost immunity! and kids think they're great.#ElderberryGummies #NaturalRemedies

Immunity Boosting Elderberry Gummies

Elderberry gummies are a great way to boost immunity! Kids think they're great. Help keep your kids healthy this winter with this Elderberry Gummies recipe and tutorial.

Elderberries make a great wild edible, but they are even more than  that: they are true medicine.   Here's how to make sugar free elderberry 'syrup'.

Elderberries make a great wild edible, but they are even more than that: they are true medicine. Here's how to make sugar free elderberry 'syrup'.and elderberry vinegar, too.

40 Things You Should Stop Buying and Start making!

DIY peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread (think Nutella) recipes. The day has come that I can make Nutella at home!

blackberry apple gin recipe

A super easy recipe for making your own blackberry and apple gin, perfect foodie gift for friends and family. Only takes 4 weeks to mature!

For the homemade canned goods lover - Blackberry Lavender Jelly.  So so delicious and simple to make. #DIYGifts

Blackberry Lavender Jelly

For the homemade canned goods lover - Blackberry Lavender Jelly. So so delicious and simple to make. Read Recipe by smcchord

How to make elderberry, sloe and cardamom liqueur

How to make elderberry, sloe and cardamom liqueur

Right now our hedgerows are laden with plump sloes and jewel-like elderberries, so it's the perfect time to make this wonderful warming liqueur that will be ready for Christmas.

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