If you're a fan of foraging then this book's for you. With chapters on Crafting Wild Drinks, Teas, Juices, and Lemonades, Syrups, Squashes, and Cordials, Oxymels, Shrubs, and Switchels, Infusions, Bitters, and Liqueurs, Wines and Punches and Fizzy Fermentations you're bound to find a recipe to use up anything you may find in the hedgerow or even in your garden.
The introduction gives useful information such as what to look for when you're harvesting, tools to use and cleaning, sanitizing, and sterilizing so it's ideal for a beginner like me.
Recipes range from basic things like Lavender Tea for Stress Relief through to more adventurous concoctions like Peach and Pecan Bourbon and Rhubarb and Rose Sour.
A good one for the coming season is Mulled Wine.
One thing I would say is that this book is by an American author so some things may not be as readily available in the UK as they would be in the US, such as prickly pears. I'm sure you'd agree that this Prickly Pear Squash looks very tempting though.
There's some beautiful photography throughout the book illustrating the wonderful drinks which can be crafted.
My blueberries did quite well this year so who knows, if I get a decent harvest next year I might just give this Blueberry Soda recipe a try.
This would be a great book for you if you're a forager and would like some inspiration on what to make with the bounties you collect. I shall be giving quite a few of these recipes a go myself.
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