Delicious, healthy juice for free – what’s better than that? Homemade sloe juice is easy to make with just two ingredients: sloe berries and water!
Homemade sloe juice is sweet and sour – and not astringent like raw sloe berries! It tastes almost like blueberry juice. Continue reading Homemade Sloe Juice
This unusual sloe berry yogurt cake is dairy-free, easy to make and simply delicious!
If you take a stroll in the country at this time of the year, you probably pass by bushes full of large blue-black fruits: sloes! Sloes are astringent fruits when eaten raw but they’re delicious in jams and cakes! Continue reading Sloe Berry Yogurt Cake – Dairy-Free
Sloe berry meringue pie – an unusual twist on the traditional lemon meringue pie!
A flaky, buttery pie crust topped with meringue and filled with sloe berry custard with freshly picked sloe berries – doesn’t this sound delicious? 😀 Sloe berry meringue pie tastes sweet and fruity and simply delicious! And don’t wory the sloe pie doesn’t taste astringent like raw sloes! 😉 Continue reading Sloe Berry Meringue Pie – Wild Foraging
Did you know that you can make your own fabric printing inks with things you’ll find in the nature? 😀 Continue reading DIY Natural Fabric Printing Inks
Ever since I’ve read a Victorian recipe for indelible laundry ink made with sloes, I wanted to try it out. The homemade and natural sloe laundry ink is easy to make, and it actually works! 😀 Continue reading DIY Natural Sloe Laundry Ink
Blackthorn ink was one of the most used inks in medieval Europe; other ancient inks are oak gall ink and India ink. I was curious how blackthorn ink would write, so I’ve made some. The ink isn’t difficult to make, it just takes some time. I’ve written a tutorial, so that you can make your own blackthorn ink. Continue reading How To Make Medieval Blackthorn Ink – A Tutorial
For challenge 9 of the Historical Food Fortnightly ‘Mock Foods’ I tried out some Victorian tea and coffee substitute recipes. I found so many recipes, especially for homemade coffee substitutes. Continue reading Victorian Tea And Coffee Substitute Recipes – Historical Food Fortnightly
‘As the appearance of many articles of dress depends greatly upon the skill of the washerwoman, it is thought that a few hints on the subject may not be misapplied; these have been collected from experienced laundresses’. (The Workwoman’s Guide, 1840, p. 234) Continue reading Victorian Laundry: Washing And Stain Remover Recipes