We went gathering our own Autumnal harvest this afternoon, suncream was needed as it was so hot and sunny and I cannot remember needing suncream in October before! We soon found what we were looking for.
Blackberries, but why is it that the best ones are always just out of reach!
We had a wonderful walk, the hedgerows were full of hips, elderberries, sloes and huge numbers of haws.
When I was looking in a recipe book later I found a recipe for Hedgerow Jam that uses haw berries, I haven't ever tried cooking them and had always thought they were only suitable for the birds. Has anyone else cooked with these?
The geese in this field were happily 'chattering' away, "gobble, gobble, gobble".
Home with our harvest, some stewed, some frozen, and suitably refreshed from his rest, my dear son volunteered to make some into blackberry and apple crumbles.
The extra items in the basket are now added to my Autumn plate, can you see the hazelnuts? They are the total harvest from the twisted hazel in the garden. Just one each, perhaps I should save them for a special occasion!