Rural & Rustic

Life on a smallholding in the Welsh hills.

Latest Blog Post: Elderberry and Rosehip Syrup, with sloes and haws

12 Sep 2018, 9:07 p.m.

At this time of year, early Autumn, the hedgerows along the lanes where we live are abundant with berries. As the blackberries come to an end, the rosehips, haws and sloes are ripening. We also have a few elder trees in the garden so elderberries are plentiful too.

A delicious way to bottle the goodness from all these berries is to make a syrup. Traditionally, it is made with elderberries and rosehips and falls into the medicinal category of syrups to fight Winter colds and ...

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