An elegant sufficiency

Monday, September 11, 2006

September sums




Add one year


Sloes are dripping from the trees in Gloucestershire this year. Mine came from the Bourton on the Water area and were picked for me (thanks Marjorie and Connie!)


  • Oh, sloe gin! Lovely!

    I'm tempted by the shawl in your last post too, but mine may be defiantly red.

    By Blogger MandellaUK, at 5:47 pm  

  • Are they bluets? Is that what sloe gin is? Gin with distillate of blueberries? How neat!

    By Blogger kt, at 4:17 am  

  • I'm don't think a bluet and a sloe are one and the same...a sloe comes from the blackthorn tree - have a look at for a good picture.

    Sloe gin is simply sloes steeped in gin for several months (in my house, a year) with sugar to sweeten. Wonderful warming drink for the winter months!

    You can make a similar liqueur with damsons and maybe blueberries would work as well? I am, however, more of an expert drinker than a maker!

    By Blogger Gill, at 8:03 am  

  • I thought you had to wait for the frosts before one picked sloes????

    wrong again?

    By Blogger Zaz, at 6:34 pm  

  • 2 crates please!!! post haste to Sweden!

    By Blogger Zaz, at 6:35 pm  

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