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LIFESTYLE: Wild Autumn Fruits
by Larissa of www.giggleicious.com
Autumn is a wonderful time for fruit
and it’s all free! I am often amazed Blackberries… Elderberries…
when I am out foraging at how few are very high in Vitamin C, K, folic are proven to be useful in fighting
people I see doing the same thing acid and have a high anti-oxidant flu’s and colds and contains
and how much food gets wasted strength. With them you can make; concentrated amounts of vitamin
every year especially as it’s all free jams & jellies, compote (add apple), C, A and B and are an antioxidant.
and freezable! crumble (also add apple or use on The leaves and stems can be slightly
their own), summer pudding and toxic if eaten in the raw form but the
So, put your wellies on, take some syrup. berries and flowers are fine.
plastic cartons and bags and go They can be found in many a The Elder tree is supposed to ward
hunting! With all fruits, don’t pick hedgerow and overgrown back of evil influence and give protection
them if they are beside a busy road garden. If you have no qualms about from witches. If an Elder tree is cut
due to exhaust toxins and if possible it then overgrown cemeteries are down the ‘Elder Mother’ Spirit is
wash before use. truly wonderful for them! supposed to be released and seek
 | ukhandmade | Autumn 2009
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