Taste the Wild Blog

September 11, 2017

Damson, Blackberry and Elderberry Jam – makes approximately 3kg (6.5lb)

The perfect fruity jam – gives you vitamins A, B6, E, K, and lots of vitamin C as well as minerals and other nutrients.

This jam recipe uses the darkest, richest fruits of the  hedgerow, in France it has been known as ‘Humeur Noir’ I like to think of it as magical and black, like the mythical Witch of the Elder tree. • 1kg Damsons • 750g Blackberries • 400g Elderberries (stripped from the stalks) • 100ml water • … Continued

Damson, Blackberry and Elderberry Jam – makes approximately 3kg (6.5lb)
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September 8, 2017

Hawthorn and Mugwort Ketchup – A lovely wild ketchup that’s not too sweet

Hawthorn is such a common hedgerow tree and lots of them are covered with berries at the moment

Hawthorn and Mugwort Ketchup • 500g Hawthorn berries • 10g dried Mugwort leaves and flowers – chopped • 300ml white wine vinegar • 300ml water • 170g sugar • Salt and pepper Wash the Hawthorn berries and put into a pan with the Mugwort, vinegar and water. Simmer for 40 minutes until the colour comes … Continued

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August 24, 2017

Elderberry, Blackberry and Apple Spiced Rum

Here is the recipe for a fruity, warming liqueur that everyone enjoyed on yesterday's course - you can make it now and enjoy it in just a few weeks :)

400g Blackberries 400g Elderberries 200g under-ripe apples quartered 2 x 700ml bottles of golden Spiced Rum 100g sugar juice of half a lemon Remove the stalks from the fruit, wash it and gently pat it dry. Now add everything to a large Kilner jar (or similar) and label the jar with what’s in it and … Continued

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