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NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 14 5:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Erm. Dunno?

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 14 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oh ok

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 14 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



I was thinking some kind of jam / preserve / sauce / relish? I try not to go mad with sugar so syrup is kinda out. Wait, how is cassis made? Wrong fruit but close enough

DorsetScott



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 14 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They make a lovely wine, a pretty good infusion, really nice leather 50/50 with apples, pontack sauce (although you're meant to leave that 7 years), I personally find they work better in hedgerow jam mixed with other hedgerow berries, and a pretty good pickle.

Just off the top of my head

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hedgerow jam is good, and they aren't bad in a bramble wine, but on their own they are rather too tanniny for my taste.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd say some Pontac as well. Also you could do an Elderberry Rob, that's nice.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
I'd say some Pontac as well. Also you could do an Elderberry Rob, that's nice.


I have no idea what they are

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
I'd say some Pontac as well. Also you could do an Elderberry Rob, that's nice.


I have no idea what they are


Sorry.

Here is the Rob recipe

http://forum.downsizer.net/about65228.html&highlight=elderberry+rob

Now I'm sure I've typed up the Pontac recipe on here but I'm just having trouble locating it at the moment.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found it.

http://forum.downsizer.net/about65071.html&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=pontack&start=15

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 14 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've added those two to the recipe database. Thanks.
If you search on it for elderberry there are a few other suggestions too.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 14 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone has cut that hedge

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 14 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ours are being eaten almost as quick as they ripen. I must get round to collecting some berries for seed this year to add to my hedging activities.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 14 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I noticed a tree with ripe berries and a few new blossoms on at the same time last weekend.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 14 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sadly now is the time of hedge cutting NMG. Treacodactyl, I would go easy with elder in a hedge as it has a bad habit of dying for no apparent reason and leaving a gappy hedge.

Have picked a few berries from the woods and will add them to the bramble wine.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 14 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Treacodactyl, I would go easy with elder in a hedge as it has a bad habit of dying for no apparent reason and leaving a gappy hedge.


The hedge will be a shrubby woodland margin, so not a problem.

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