The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Elderberry Tincture and Vodka-soaked Holdermus

Elderberry tincture

A few days ago I finished straining out the berries from two large jars of elderberry tincture which I had made in the autumn. This is a simple to make cold remedy – just strip your haul of ripe elderberries roughly from their stalks, put them in a large glass jar, cover them with vodka, […]

December Meals

Sorrel and raisin mince pies

Here are some of the dishes we’ve had using perennial vegetables in December. (For neatness I’ve presented them day by day for a week – but really we’ve eaten these at various times over the course of the month).