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  • hilly 11:47 am on September 20, 2015
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    Sloe down 

    Hedgerow liqueurs 2015 poster

    It’s autumn and the wild fruit is ripe at Woodlands Farm: the season to slowly forage for sloes and damsons and prepare some sloe gin. Maureen from the farm wrote to tell us about a chance to make some Hedgerow Liqueurs next Saturday:

    Hedgerow Liqueurs
    Saturday 26 September 2015 10am-4pm
    Price: £20 (£15 members) 18+ years only
    Join us for a tramp and forage around the hedgerows, followed by sloe gin making. Bring your own gin or spirit of choice together with at least a one litre, wide-neck container. Alternatively, Kilner type jars, 1.5 litre, will be available at cost price. Sugar, sloes and wild damsons will be provided by Woodlands Farm. Book early as numbers are limited. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
    To book your tickets go to our website at: http://www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

    Tickets are available through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedgerow-liqueurs-tickets-18554315457

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

     
  • hilly 8:54 am on September 25, 2014
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    Sloe, sloe quick sip sloe 

    Hedgerow Liqueurs 2014

    Hannah from Woodlands Farm e-mailed to say that the sloes on the farm are ready to be harvested already, a lot earlier than usual, so they have hastily arranged their annual Hedgerow Liqueurs day for Saturday 4th October 2014 :

    Join us for a tramp and forage around the hedgerows, followed by sloe gin making.
    Bring your own gin or spirit of choice together with at least a one litre, wide neck (>2.5cm) container. Alternatively, Kilner type jars, 1.5 litre, will be available at cost price. Sugar, sloes and wild damsons will be provided by Woodlands Farm.
    Book early via the Farm Office, numbers limited
    Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and bring a packed lunch

    9.45am—3.30pm
    Price £15 (£10 members)
    18+years only

    You can contact the farm to book a place by phone on 020 8319 8900 or by e-mail on woodlandsft@aol.com

    There’s another new arrival to visit at the farm: a British White calf  born recently, seen below with her mother Clover.

    Clover the British White and her new calf at Woodlands Farm

    Clover the British White and her new calf at Woodlands Farm

     
  • hilly 6:32 pm on October 14, 2013
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    Delicious Hooch 

    Hedgerow Liqueurs flyer

    Autumn is a fruitful foraging season, and Woodlands Farm is a fruitful place to forage for sloe berries and wild damsons. They will be foraging on Saturday, and using some of the fruit they gather to make Sloe Gin. Barry Gray from the farm wrote with details:

    I attach a flyer for our autumn forage for sloes and wild damsons, with an opportunity to make sloe gin. This is a chance to see Woodlands Farm in autumn, hunt for wild fruit in the hedgerows and learn to make delicious country liqueurs in time for Christmas. Every participant leaves with a bottle of delicious hooch!

    HEDGEROW LIQUEURS

    Saturday 19th October 2013
    1.00—5.00 pm
    Price £8 (£5 members)
    18+ years only
    Join us for a tramp and forage around the hedgerows, followed by sloe gin making.
    Bring your own gin or spirit of choice together with at least a one litre, wide neck (>2.5cm) container. Alternatively, Kilner type jars, 1.5 litre, will be available at cost price. Sugar, sloes and wild damsons will be provided by Woodlands Farm.
    Book early via the Farm Office, numbers limited

    Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities

    You can contact the farm to book a place by phone on 020 8319 8900 or by e-mail on woodlandsft@aol.com

    Just so you know what to look for there are some photos below of sloe berries on the blackthorns at the farm, and there’s a Sloe Gin recipe in a previous post.

    Sloe Berry at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berry at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

    Sloe Berries at Woodlands Farm

     
  • hilly 5:32 pm on February 22, 2013
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    Special offer at the Jasmine Restaurant 

    Detail of the Kapalishvara Temple, Chennai

    Detail of the Kapalishvara Temple, Chennai

    Avzol from the Jasmine Restaurant on Shooters Hill e-mailed about my search for the perfect naan, and with a special offer for e-shootershill readers. He wrote:

    Special offer for all at E-Shooters Hill  and also for your readers and subscribers. 20% Off* on all collections and deliveries at The Jasmine Restaurant until 19/03/2013.

    *when paid in cash 10% otherwise, offer excludes king prawn dishes, chef’s specials and drinks.

    Avzol thought that the secret of a perfect naan was in the preparation and freshness of the dough; they make their dough just before the restaurant opens and keep it chilled,  but they only make enough dough balls to last the evening, so it’s fresh every day. In his wide and long experience of tasting naan, he has “never found any naan tastier than those made by street vendors across India and Bangladesh, I suspect their over use of ghees make it that much more tastier”. So the more fat, the more flavour but the less healthy! At the Jasmine they aim to provide healthier food by using fresher ingredients and less salt, oils and ghee.

    Seems like a good excuse to go for a curry.

    The Jasmine Restaurant

    The Jasmine Restaurant

     
  • hilly 9:53 pm on January 16, 2013
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    French Evening at City View 

    Shooters Hill Campus

    Shooters Hill Campus

    City View Restaurant at Shooters Hill Post 16 Campus are holding a fund raising event on the evening of 7th February  to help pay for a  trip to Paris in April for their level 2 & 3 students. Most of the food will be donated by their suppliers, 3663, and other suppliers have either donated a raffle prize or given a discount. The Paris trip will also be funded by diners’ tips over the last year.

    While in Paris the students will be having a go at croissant and baguette making, as well as seeing the sights of the city.

    The evening costs £30, and starts with a tasting of some of the college’s French wines, with the opportunity to buy some to drink with your meal. The menu has a very French theme:

    Wine tasting Reception
    ***
    Escargots a l’ail
    Snails in Garlic Butter
    Or
    Cuisses de Grenouilles Provençale
    Frogs Legs Provençale

    Second Course

    Quenelles de Brochet avec Bisque Sc
    Quenelles of Pike with Bisque Sauce

    Main course

    Coq au vin

    Plateau de Fromage
    Selection French Cheeses

    Dessert

    Tarte aux Citron
    Lemon Tart

    Chocolat Tarte
    Chocolate Tart

    Pot au Chocolat avec Madeleines
    Chocolate pot with Madeleines
    ***
    Café & Petit Fours

    Tables can can be booked through the City View web pages or by phone on 020 8319 9790. If the food is anything like my recent visit to City View then it will be an excellent evening, though best approached with an empty tummy.

     
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