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Wild Harvests: Rosehips and Sloes ~ by WoodlandsTV

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In this film, Fi recommends using dog rose hips for making roseship tea, a delicious drink full of Vitamin C and the scent of Autumn. We then take a look at the blackthorn's shockingly sour sloeberries, which can be transformed into (surely?!) everyone's easy homemade favourite – sloe gin!

Our guide for the Wild Harvests series, Fi Martynoga, is an expert forager and writer, living in the Scottish Borders. She has put together a most wonderful book called Scotland's Wild Harvests, and is a writer for Reforesting Scotland magazine, as well as being involved with Carrifran Wildwood (which I am invited to make a film about next year when they celebrate 20 years of success!).

A film for woodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo, www.jemmacholawo.com

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 2 December, 2019

5 comments so far

December 2, 2019

Do you have a recipe for that rosehip vitamin C sauce??

Dan Hill
December 5, 2019

A friend of mine there in the UK made me some exquisite rosehip vodka from fresh rosehips. I tried making it back here in the states from dried rosehips and it wasn't the same. More of a leathery/smoky flavor versus the flowery flavor of that made from fresh. Fresh rosehips seem impossible to find here. Thanks for the video. Interesting historical facts.

December 6, 2019

Hi there! the recipe for this is in Fi's books 'Scotland's Wild Harvests' on page 151.

December 6, 2019

@WoodlandsTV Too bad I live in the Americas – where the plants are different. Here we have acai for vitamin C. – – Thanks for your response.

diane f
December 22, 2019

We have red hawthorne and roses. I have heard i should wait until after a frost or a spate of cold weather before harvesting in order to achieve higher levels of Vit C. Is this true? I have the hawberries soaking in vodka, hoping for an early spring tonic! thank you for your easy cheerful countenance.

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