Sloe Gin

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IT IS READY….

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For 3 months I have daily been shaking my bottles of sloes, gin and sugar.  I picked them in the autumn, you can read about how to make them here.  They have been stored in a dark place, and have now turned the most amazing shade of deep red.  I left space in each bottle for vigourous shaking.  I read somewhere that one sloe gin maker leaves it in the boot of his car for 3 months, so it rolls around every day.  I did not risk it  myself, just in case mine broke and my car smelled like I was a gin-soaked alcoholic!

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I used a jam strainer bag made of muslin to pour the sloe gin through, as I wanted all of the sediment out of the drink where I have been violently shaking it every day.  Then I just decanted it into pretty little 500ml Kilner preserving bottles.  Job done.

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Autumnal Walks & Sloe Gin

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Autumn in all her glory

Today I went on a magical walk with my family in some Berkshire woodlands and captured some stills of autumn looking amazing.  We had a family lunch for my husband’s birthday and then headed out for a long walk.  Here are my beautiful girls who happily pottered with me and also took photographs.

The clocks changed last night, and it really felt like we are heading for winter with a nip in the air and clear skies.  This year the leaves are magical; holding onto the trees for as long as they can and turning the most amazing colours.

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