The Wales Outdoors owner, Andy, has long been a proponent of food for free, first attending a fungi collecting course back in the late nineties and that off the back of parents who encouraged hedgerow fruit collecting and a bit of naughty scrumping every now and again.
Andy also has a history of drinking some fine concoctions, the more earthy and homespun the better. And now is the time to get out there and collect the best of the autumn harvest.
Here is an excerpt from a great article offering up some fine recipes for creating your own alcoholic treats:
'Tasty crafts that are more appropriate for adults with these 5 liquors you can make at home.
Whether you see it as the last month of Summer, or the first of Autumn, September is a fabulous month to Get Outside foraging. Currently laden with nuts, fruits, and berries, our hedgerows are a veritable larder of free food. So pull on those wellies, stick a carrier bag in your pocket and get the whole family outside picking this beautiful bounty.
Wild liqueurs are simple to make, taste delicious and since most of them benefit from maturation, make really great presents to gift at Christmas. Here are five easy Hedgerow Liqueur recipes to get you started.'
And HERE IS THE LINK taking you to the recipes.
And if you get out there and make up a fine cellars worth of amazing booze, do invite Andy round for a taster or two :)