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WANTED: Blackberry recipes

2014-08-06 16.47.13Colin Priest would be pleased to receive any recipes which use blackberries (Rubus fruticosus).   If you know of any such recipes please send them to, and they will be forwarded to Colin.

Response:   I have a book Home Made Country Wines … tried and tested recipes collected by The Farmers Weekly, first published in 1955; mine is the 1973 revised edition.  This contains two recipes for blackberry wine, and two for bramble tip wine, all contributed by the compiler, Dorothy Wise [Sheila Gibbs, 24 December 2014].

Image:  Radstock, Somerset; August 2014.

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