a forager’s paradise

September 13, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 comment

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.

E was in boy heaven collecting sticks to make a fire and making up games to play with the beech nut seeds he’d collected.

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.

Previous blog post reminders for things I could have made with these foraged delights.

Damsons5 ways with..a ton of damsons (dambeena, muffins, chutney, jam, bottled)

Haw berriessaucy haw ketchup

Apples5 ways with..a ton of apples (brie baked, cordials, herb jellies, mock goose bake, chutney)

Blackberries and elderberrieshedgerow jelly


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and another new haircut… wordless wednesday

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Merci Rebati  |  September 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm



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