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- Hedgerows are dripping with fat juicy sloes, the like of which you'll never find in chillier Scotland.
- We then realised that we had all the sloe fruit left from the gin-making process so decided to go in for chocolate making.
- Fruit stones, apple pips - there were a lot of sloe stones, a fruit which would be very bitter to us.
- Unfortunately a field of sunflowers were over, but we had the fruits of autumn, sloe, elderberry and powerfully scented crab apple.
- Good for the birds, and the sloes good for gin, after a frost.
- They are called sloes and inside is a fertile seed protected inside a hard stone.
- Many fruits were eaten and seeds from excavations tell us that they also had small apples (crab apples) plums, cherries and sloes.
- The hedgerows are rich with fruit, elderberries, blackberries, sloes, hips and damsons.
- The bushes ended up covered with sloes; we picked them, of course, bringing back memories of a Christmas tipple we made long ago: sloe gin.
- Add the pickled sloes to the cooking juices and warm through.
- With aromas of berry fruit, it is a richly textured, pot-pourri of cassis, sloes, eucalyptus and smoky oak.
- Crab apples were used as were sloes, rose hips and rowan berries.
- Boil up the fruit, adding one part of tart apples to two of sloes.
- Felt very country-girl, particularly when we stumbled across some sloes and decided to pick them too to make sloe gin.
- Last year the business sold 12,000 bottles of sloe gin and 20,000 boxes of sloe liqueur chocolates.
- Made with sloes that the du Toits picked I drank their health as they embark on new adventures.
- Sloe gin is flavored with sloe berries instead of juniper, the flavoring in regular gin.
- Wild fruit jellies, such as elderberry, rowanberry, sloe or crab apple, also make a great accompaniment.
- Here is the recipe I brought home: put half a kilo of sloes in a bottle, add half a kilo of sugar and top up with gin.
- However, there appear to be lots of hips on the dog-rose, haws on the whitethorn and sloes on the blackthorn.
- Along the way you pass little old quarries, thickets and deep sloe hedges, and you might just catch the sound of gunfire.
- The leaves of tea are mingled with sloe leaves and other abominations.
- The hedges were as yet uncut and were fizzing with little birds, notably bright yellowhammers, and sloes dressed with a dark bloom hung enormous like grapes.
- And there are some hedges left, and the one we followed for the first mile had a good mix of native species, thorn, elder, holly, hazel, wild rose, gooseberry, sloe and horse chestnut.
- It connected us with a fruity hedge with brambles, rosehips, sloes, and a hundred yards of elders weighed down with berries.
- And by late September, despite Dan's very rudimentary knowledge of tree taxonomy, he could clearly distinguish elders, hazels and sloes not to mention mountain ash and wild plums.
- Here the hedges are best, not trimmed in brutal tidiness but rampant with hip-laden roses and garlanded by vivid bryony berries; and sprouting pithy wands of elder, strong grey spears of ash and angular spikes of black berried sloes.
- However there is a sharp, short, climb for starters and woods with dusky sloes.
- I finished down an arched spine of a ridge, village in view, and sloe tree scrub and birch, menacing fly agaric funghi, and a flashing flock of goldcrests.
- Other members of the genus include the apricot, peach, sloe, and cherry.
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