Monday, 24 October 2011

Nature's Bounty

When my DH took the doggies to the Firehills this morning for their daily run and play, I decided to go with them and pick sloes. Have you ever tasted sloe gin? It is the most delicious liqueur and luckily doesn't taste anything like gin. I don't like gin, don't even like the smell of the stuff, but sloe gin, thats a totally different matter. I'll start it tomorrow, and it will be ready in time for Christmas. Oh, I can't wait to get it going, seeing the beautiful deep rich red colour develop in the big wine making jar over the next couple of months.

I adore the rich purply blue plum colour of the sloes as well, with that gorgeous lighter blue waxy bloom on them. So I got a bit carried away taking some photos after I got them home -

I have also made my inchie for this week's challenge, but not before it got dark, sigh, so I'll have to wait til tomorrow to photograph it in daylight.

Toodlepip xxx


Lenet said...

Hmmm sounds very good. I'm going to find out what those berries are called in dutch right away..

Rhonda said...

Liz, your pictures are so wonderful.
I was admiring my little berries on the vine this past weekend. I don't even what my berries are. So sad.

Yours are GORGEOUS. I'd love to hear about the sloe gin process.

What a great post, you make me so happy.

Juanita Tortilla said...

Definitely worth getting carried away with the pictures -- they look great!

Dorthe said...

BEAUTIFUL, dear Liz, such wonderful photoes-they looks so big,your berries--and
CONGRATULATIONS on the Etsy shop- you have been very bussy :)
I wish you lots of succes .
Big hug-Dorthe

Diane said...

Liz, can these also be made into jam?

Hugs, Diane