Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Fruit and Nut case

A few pics above taken yesterday at Oldgate bridge. Three fine Goosanders and many Mallard but otherwise quiet. The title refers to the home-made Fruit and nut chocolate taken from an old hedgerow recipe book. Last night I was straining the last of the Sloe gin ready for early next year but its a shame to waste the gin soaked Sloes once they've done their job. This is where the old recipe book comes in handy and once you've taken out the stones , melt some chocolate and throw in the Sloes and almonds, let it set...delicious.


Citybirding said...

and here's me thinking it was for the birds!

Brian Robson said...

Friend of mine, made the sloe gin, and glided the sloe berries on his garden heap just before we called.
His daft springer spaniel would not calm down so out it went so we could get some peace.

Litle while later one very drunk dog, it became a s*** factory for several days after. I think your use is the better one :))

Anonymous said...

I made quite a bit of Sloe Gin last August-its about half gone-a tasty drop!Tried to take the stones out of the Sloes-too much hassle!-they ended up in the bin.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. Too good for the birds City, Bennyboy wasn't interested in any of the Sloes thankfully Brian and Andy, It is a bit time consuming taking out the stones but its well worth it!