Elderberry gin recipes

It’s Gin O’Clock – Review

It’s Gin O’Clock – Review

When they sent us their gin box, It’s Gin O’Clock, it certainly wasn’t a disappointment. WE LOVE GIN. We loved their gin ‘trivia and smartass corner” information, in particular the section on what makes a good martini, according to most people, gin, vermouth, ice and an olive
Elderberry Syrup: A Seasonal Irish Tonic

Elderberry Syrup: A Seasonal Irish Tonic

****Some fun recipes for elderberries from around the web are Elderberry Ice Cream over at Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, Elderberry/Blackberry/Crab Apple Jam over at The Irish Catholic, Mulled Elderberry Gin over at Wild Irish Foragers, Elderberry Tea at Fresh Bites Daily blog, and the most beautiful Gluten-free Elderberry, Pear, Hazelnut Cake at Our Food Stories
Life in the Sloe lane

Life in the Sloe lane

the time for making Sloe Gin. You can use them as an ingredient in jam-making if you add lots of sugar, but the best way is to use them as a flavouring for Gin or Vodka
Full List of Northern Ireland Great Taste Award Winners 2014

Full List of Northern Ireland Great Taste Award Winners 2014

This year’s awards also included the first-ever judging session to be held in Belfast. Fairtrade Rainforest Alliance Certified Breakfast Tea Stewarts craft butchery & deli Two Spires Brisket Deli Muru Brinjal pickle Granny Braid's Fudge Mauds Ice Creams Poor Bear's Delight Ice Cream Mauds Ice Creams Choccy Bear Ice Cream Mauds Ice Creams Coffee Ice Cream Hughes Craft Distillery Ltd RubyBlue Blackcurrant Liqueur Hovis limited Belfast Farmhouse Brown soda bread Hovis Limited Belfast Square brown soda with wheatgerm White's Toat'ly Oaty Wild Fruit White's Toat'ly Oaty Original White's Jumbo Oats Caddy White's Organic Jumbo Oats White's Oat Bran - Medium Cut White's Irish Oatmeal Old Fashioned Oats White's Toasted Oats Apple & Cinnamon Crunch East Coast Seafoods Oak Smoked Skinless Coley Fillet Glastry Farm Glastry Farm Vanilla Bean Glastry Farm Glastry Farm Coconut Ice-Cream Glastry Farm Glastry Farm Yellowman Honeycomb Cavanagh Free Range Eggs Ltd Free range eggs Tamnagh Foods Maple Nut & Fruit Granola Mckees Farm Shop Mckees Oven Roasted Sunblushed Tomato and Cheese Focaccia Mckees Farm Shop Mckees Cinnamon Scone Rich Sauces Alfee's Real Mayo Mckees Farm Shop Mckees Roasted Mix Nut Roast Mckees Farm Shop Mckees Extra Dry aged Ribeye Steak Angus Farm Shop, Greyabbey
hedgerow foraging

hedgerow foraging

Back in the kitchen the first thing made was a small batch of Elderberry Syrup with a spoonful of Hedgerow Gin spooned into the top of the bottle for “keeping” properties as I shall only store it for a few weeks and so haven’t sterilised the filled bottle
what's in season: october

what's in season: october

I was really hoping to give you a whole load of recipes for autumn foraging. Of course this is the best time of the year for foraging mushrooms, or even just letting someone else do the work for you and buy the results at the local farmers' market
what's in season: october

what's in season: october

Of course this is the best time of the year for foraging mushrooms, or even just letting someone else do the work for you and buy the results at the local farmers' market
Foraging

Foraging

I have been foraging. I'm going to use them for making Sloe Gin. At this time of year the hedgerows are full of fruit
Natures Bounty - Elder flower cordial

Natures Bounty - Elder flower cordial

we discovered a massive bank of elderberry trees. Apparently it's delicious with gin and tonic. We quickly gathered all our friends and spent a happy summer afternoon harvesting enough to make a very large amount of elderberry wine
Guelder Rose Berries: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Guelder Rose Berries: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Having had an excellent hedgerow harvest this year, and bolstered by my success making pies, jams and even gin from excellent elderberries to beautiful brambles, and super sloes, I got really excited when someone tweeted that the magnificent berries could be make into a piquant jelly, sometimes used as a replacement to cranberry jelly
Elderflower Madeleines

Elderflower Madeleines

It’s the recipe I used and it tastes fantastic, I love drinking it with sparkling water or added to a gin and tonic to make it a bit more special