Unkempt gardens are the best places where you can find fruit that grows spontaneously and unaided by modern chemicals and other plants that you would expect to take a long walk though the forest for. Here's the scoop:
I had some help - shy at first
But willing to give a loving helping hand eventually
We found piles of small golden and green apples.
Baby stinging nettle and mint
But the discovery for me were the elder fruits. You can find them hanging in the sun, ripening and waiting for you
I decided to pick as many as I could [approx. 3 kilos and another 3 afterwards]
And made the most delicious jam ever - with bourbon vanilla and lemon juice.
Other items on the day's menu were a thick gazpacho
And nettle puree with romanian polenta
All in all, it was a fun day