Wednesday, 23 September 2009

RECIPE: Hawthorn and Artichoke Fruit Leather

In one of my recent posts, I mentioned that I had been berry picking. This is what I made with the hawthorns: HAWTHORN & ARTICHOKE FRUIT LEATHER

Fruit leather is fruit that has been dried using an oven or a dehydrator

The recipe is taken from the Grow your own drugs book
Click on the picture below to see the ingredients required and the recipe.

Fresh hand picked hawthorns


This is what it looks like when it comes out of the oven. It has a leathery appearance and I admit does not look that appealing at first glance BUT it does taste good! When cooled down it is cut in to strips.

A healthy tasty dried fruit snack, ideal in between meals!

I bought a couple of things online recently....from bloggers.

A pretty pink bird from Devina at The Granny Fairyglade

Two lovely lavender scented sacks from Hen at HenHouse Emporium

By the way, I went back for the jug that matches the glasses. Thank you for all your lovely comments about them!

A bientôt!

Isabelle x


Michela said...

Hi Isabelle!
Thank you so much for your wishes!
I love your new purchases, I was just wondering to have a look at Hen's shop for treating myself!The "cake" looks yummy and softy!

The Garden Bell said...

What a great idea. I just got my artichokes yesterday....

Heading right over to check out the adorable little pitcher.

Thanks for sharing.

KC'sCourt! said...

I am definitely going o have to get that book!

The White Bench said...

All fabulous, Isabelle!
Never heard of fruit leather!! Love healthy food!
Your purchases are lovely.
Hugs, and enjoy this blessed Season!

the pig lady said...

Super - I have been getting ready to make a batch of hawthorn syrup because of it's fab results with blood pressure, but I think my better half might just prefer some fruit leather, less medicinal - it's always a game around here!!!! hugs Debs xx
P.S. I made a elderberry syrup for sore throats, coughs and colds I will post the recipe later, you might enjoy it! xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, the recipe looks so good, I have not heard of fruit leather before. The jug is perfect, and I love the fabric bird you purchased. best wishes Julie.C

Lori said...

fruit leather...well, i never heard of such a thing...but it does sound tasty...such sweet little treasures you found to buy!!!

marigold jam said...

At first I thought you meant you'd intended to make jam and overcooked it but now I realise what fruit leather is it sounds great! Love your little purchases especially the little bird.


marigold jam said...

At first I thought you meant you'd intended to make jam and overcooked it but now I realise what fruit leather is it sounds great! Love your little purchases especially the little bird.


Les Cotrions said...

I'd like to taste your recipe! It looks so good! Lovely puchases! I like them all!
Bonne soirée!

Florence and Mary said...

Glad to see the jug is joining the glasses!

Victoria xx

Floss said...

So now I know what to do with hawthorns! Is the final taste sweet, or savoury? I guess the latter, but I can't quite visualise it. Thanks for sharing it, because I was most intrigued!

Dolly said...

just to let you know i havent been ignoring your cottage tea cosy pattern request - my laptop died on me so i have been offline for a while! I will get it to you soon x

mamas kram said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!
You have a beautiful blog and this is a very interesting post! I've never heard from fruit leather before.
'Greetings' from Switzerland, Doris

Pomona said...

I love the things you have bought - they are really pretty!

Pomona x

The sewing room said...

Love your purchases and all that great healthy cooking ,your recipes are certainly teaching me new things thank you for sharing. Hugs Pat

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Isabelle,
Thank you for your lovely comment about the dust storms on my Blog. Your Blog has become my new 'Blog crush' I really appreciate the fact you take the time to even visit me and leave such thoughtful comments as your Blog is very busy. I love the entries when you show what you have bought and I have been through some of your archives and badly want some bunnies from The Vintage Magpie and a pixie book box as well! Your new purchases are so lovely and the pink bird lovely from The Granny Fairyglade. I also love the lavender scented sacks as lavender is one of my favourite fragrances. There are so many talented people in Blogworld. I am really in awe that you made the Hawthorn fruit leather. Phoebe is lucky to have such a Mummy who whips up such tasty and nutritious treats! Enjoy the reminder of your week. xx

The French Bear said...

The fruit leather looks so yummy. Great purchase, such a sweet birdie, there is something so cute about them!
Margaret B

Tabiboo said...

That looks delicious! We have some hawthorns left over from something we made earlier in the week so I may well give this a go.

Nina x

ps. 'hello' in return it's lovely to meet you and thank you for your wonderful comment - I think you will love the book. N xox

lou said...

I might give that a go myself! I’m so glad you went back for the jug! :0)

Love Lou xxx

lou said...

Me again! I love the look of that shop in Bath. We went too Bath not so long ago, I will look out for it next time.

Lou xxx

LiLi M. said...

Fruit leather?! Oh I learn so much blogging, that's why I cannot stop! Enjoy that healthy stuff and have a great day!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The fruit "leather" is amazing...who knew! And those little calico birds are just adorable!

Anna said...

I love your new purchases, you can't have to many lavender sacks, can you!

Anna x

English style said...

Enjoy your healthy fruit snack !
love your new purchases !!
hugs Yvonne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The fruit leather is wonderful! I haven't made any in years but I always loved to make it when my kids were growing up. Love the links to all the pretty things you've found! Thanks!

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