Traditional and Modern Use of Sloe/Blackthorn

Sloe also known as Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is a thorny hedgerow plant with dark purple berries often sought after in autumn to make warming country wine or gin. The small tree or shrub also has a firm place in folk history and medicine in the British Isles. Common Name Blackthorn /  Sloe Scientific Name Prunus … Read more

Traditional Sloe Gin Recipe

This Sloe Gin recipe differs from the modern versions, in that traditionally very little sugar is used. This allows the true flavours of the sloes and gin to come through, rather than being masked by lots of sugar. Not that the modern versions aren’t nice, they are. But this sloe gin recipe is a little … Read more

Country Hedgerow Jam

This Hedgerow Jam Recipe is made from seasonal wild fruits foraged from the countryside. A wonderful combination that gives a great boost to your Vitamin C levels. Traditional and modern use of sloe 8oz rosehips 1lb sloes 2lb crab apples 10oz blackberries & raspberries 10oz sugar Suggested Instructions Wash and clean the fruit. Put the … Read more