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I hate to say it but on a drive north with a friend last weekend we noticed a hint of colour in the leaves. As sad as I am to see the end of the summer warmth, the signs of autumn always excite me as they bring with them a bountiful wild harvest here in Scotland.

Brambling for wild blackberries was beloved by every child when I was young. Our hands and face purple, and bellies full, not many berries ever made it home! Nowadays I usually manage enough restraint to gather sufficient to at least make jam and crumble. I also love blackberry coulis which looks very pretty on a pavlova.

Autumn pavlova
Click for my recipe for blackberry coulis and my mum’s perfect pavlova

Brambling is often people’s first foray into wild foraging and there it stops for many – but another useful fruit to forage is rose hips. They are easy to identify and choc full of vitamin C.

I like to make rose hip syrup, jelly and vinegar to extract all that useful immune boosting goodness to get me through seasonal winter colds.

Rose hip recipes
Click for my recipes for rose hip syrup, rose hip jelly and rose hip vinegar

Checkout my other seasonal recipes and drop me a line about what your favourite things are about autumn.



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