Friday, 22 June 2012

Mother's Ruin planned to work in the Cumbrian orchard today, but the rain is rainin' and the wind is blowing a gale It's a summer tempest up North

Monday, 18 June 2012

Elderflowers are now in season, just in time for the gooseberry harvest. I have been picked bag fulls of blossom from the hedges and wild spaces around Walthamstow. The house is full of the heavy scent of the flowers which are now being packed with sugar and steeped in vodka.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

E17 Gin Palace

Mother’s Ruin and the East London Gin Palace is coming soon! This blog will tell the story of one woman's escape plan from the daily grind. Will gin be my salvation??? 
Mother’s Ruin
I've been making sloe and damson gin for family and friends for years and after a particularly mellow summer evening around the fire with dear friends decided that I was going to launch myself into business making and selling all sorts of seasonal fruit liqueurs. The idea was that as far as possible I would grow all my own fruit or pick it from the wild.