Autumn, Food & Drink

Easy Sloe Gin Recipe

sloe gin recipe

sloe gin recipe

I got a great sloe gin recipe for you today!  Sloe berries have always proved quite elusive to me: I’ve never managed to hunt any down in any of my autumn foraging.  And trust me, I do a lot of foraging!  I’m sure they’re there, hiding from me, but until I do come across them then I’m saving sloe gin recipes to my computer left right and centre.

One of my favourite Sloe recipes that I’ve come across is for easy Sloe Gin, by graphic designer and illustrator Lucy Davidson.  Lucy is the author of one of my favourite craft blogs – Peas and Needles (check out her impressive Fifty 2 project!).  Lucy has made Sloe Gin and created a handy illustrated sloe gin recipe card, which she has kindly let me share with Moral Fibres readers:

Easy Sloe Gin Recipe

what to make with sloe berries

I’m looking forward to trying this when I do track down some Sloes!  I do love a bit of sloe gin!

If you’re out foraging for Sloes (hopefully you’ll have better luck than me!) then here are some tips for finding and picking Sloes from one of my favourites, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Let me know in the comments below if you’d had any luck foraging for sloes, and if you try out this sloe gin recipe!  You can also tweet me your photos on Twitter or share with me on Facebook so I can live vicariously through you!

All images courtesy of Lucy Davidson.

ps: more foraged recipes here!

Energy Saving, Home and Garden

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I’ve written a lot about easy ways to save energy,  and today I’ve got a great infographic that rounds up some of the easy ways you can save energy and money at home, especially in the kitchen.

There are also some other great savings outlined if you’re planning on replacing your kitchen appliances any time soon – I knew that gas ovens and hobs were more efficient than their electric counterparts but not to the tune of £48 a year more efficient!

See it after the jump.