Back at the tail end of summer we were out with our bags looking for the wild fruit in the valley and then we returned to see if the hazel nuts were ready but sadly they weren't. The hedgerows have been kind to us this year and we have made batches of cherry plum jam and chutneys. Yet, that most short lived of crops, filberts, has often alluded us. It's not like they have rotted on the trees, no filberts have their own very special foraging problems.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The harvest is in full swing, we have had a month of tomatoes, potatoes, salads, beans, herbs and much, much more. The last of the soft fruit is often the tastiest, it as if the year is bookmarked by the glorious taste of strawberries and the warmth of blackberries.