Home again

I have never mastered the art of travelling light and since narrowboating became a holiday way of life, my packing just got even worse.  However, even I marvelled at the amount we brought home this time.  It seemed to have multiplied while we were away.  And then, of course, I remember that it had.

After unpacking the usual washing and other sundries, I took my boxes of preserves to store in the garage.  There I checked in:

6 jars of Red Wild Cherry Plum Jam from Droitwich Basin

9 jars of Yellow Wild Cherry Plum Jam from Droitwich Basin

1×1 litre jar of Blackberry Whisky from Droitwich Basin

2×2 litre jars of Red Cherry Plum Gin from Droitwich Basin

1×1 litre jar of Wild Cherry Brandy from Droitwich Basin

6 bottles of Japanese Rosehip Syrup from Droitwich Basin

6 jars of Yellow Wild Cherry Plum Chutney from Worcester on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

2 jars of Yellow Wild Cherry Plum & Chilli Chutney from Worcester on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

2×1 litre jars of bottled Yellow Wild Cherry Plums from Worcester on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

12 bottles of Yellow Wild Cherry Plumbeena from Worcester on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

1 jar of dried Rose Petals from the Wolverhampton 21 lock flight.

As well as all this, we also enjoyed the Rosehip Bread, the Wild Cherry Clafoutis and the wild Raspberries.  We also tolerated the Red Clover Rice Salad.

Phew!  Not a bad foraging trip then 🙂

Really quite tired now.  Do not tell the Captain, but I could use a holiday …

Still, not long till we take Wand’ring Bark out again.  Just three weeks and we’re off again – hurrah!

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6 thoughts on “Home again

  1. Hi Belle,
    Are you REALLY sure that you’re not about to open the ‘Wild Thyme Bank’ shop soon? You certainly seem to have a great deal of stock on the shelves!! 🙂
    Kevin

  2. Good work! I’m getting really excited about the foraging opportunities when we go cruising in two weeks! hopefully I will have enough jars!

  3. Well done, the jams look lovely. Back home in Sussex we called the wild plums Bullace. Hope we shall find some up here in the north soon.

    • Hi Karen,
      Bullace are a different sort of wild plum ( prunus domestica) that ripen in the autumn. Cherry Plums are a different species (prunus cerasifera). You just know I had to look those latin names up, don’t you 😀 ! Cherry plums are sweet and really good to eat straight from the tree. They’re ripe now so keep you’re eyes peeled.

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