Dear Wild Cooks,
A few months ago I was out and about foraging away at Rudding Park when I bumped into some of the lady golfers on the 18 hole Hawtree Course. The ladies pointed me in the right direction to two amazing sloe bushes and as a token of my appreciation, I vowed to give them a bottle of my home made sloe gin for their Christmas party.
These amazing sloe bushes were packed to the max with burstingly fruity sloe berries! If you have not made your sloe gin yet there are some left on the black thorn trees but not many! They say sloe gin is best made after the first frost, well now you can squeeze the berries in your hands because they are so ripe! Please see my recipe for sloe gin.
I am afraid that all the recent snow is not good news for the golfers, but hopefully my sloe gin will put a smile on our Lady Captain’s face and the girls up at the Rudding Park Golf Club.