We've emptied the local trees of a bumper crop of sloes this year & have plenty of gin on the go. I prick the sloes, cover with sugar & gin & forget about them until I need the jars the next year, then I bottle it. I discovered some 2006 damson gin this year so instead of discarding the damsons, I removed the stones & covered them in melted dark chocolate ready for Christmas. Waste not, want not.
The biggest problem with all this food is that I'm having to watch my weight & I do not like not being able to eat what I like so I came to the conclusion I will just have to get yet more exercise to counter the effects!!
Actually exercise is readily available in the form of Dillon. He loves to go out, doesn't always want to return home when I do but we go out every day for a good hour when I get back from work. This leaves me just enough time to get a meal on the table before the anorak has to go to work. I must get more organised!! A slow cooker is in my future despite t'other halfs opinion that he doesn't reckon much to them. I also want a dehydrator for next summer & maybe a food mill to help with the food prep.