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Alison Thomas
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What can I do with them apart from making sloe gin (spirits are off limits whilst breastfeeding so a few more years before I can make this I reckon!)
 
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I wonder how well they would dehydrate? I would have to try the gin too! I have never had sloe berries......experiment and tell us how it turns out!


i dont' know how old your baby it but after my little one was old enough to not be nursing seemingly constantly (one year-ish )I would strategize to have a glass of wine. once its out of your blood stream it is out of your milk also. so I felt comfortable with having a drink right after nursing when I knew she wouldn't be nursing or would even be asleep for a four or so hours. it can be a controversial subject though! unfortunatly some women would take some of the factual info and use it to justify drinking too much alcohol and would endanger their babies. but at the same time all the restrictions that are sometimes proposed by breastfeading fanatics is part of the reason that some women dont' choose to breastfeed. i suppose in this day an age common sense just can't rule.
 
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A quick google search turned up the following:



As with other wild plum like fruits they are usually too bitter to eat raw, they benefit from gentle cooking with plenty of sugar to make an agreeable tart or pie.

Sloe and Apple Jelly
(for rabbit, hare and game)

A very simple recipe, measure out equal quantities of ripe sloes and green apples, place in a pan and cover with cold water. Cook until the fruits are soft; pour into a jelly bag and leave to drip for a few hours. Measure the juice. For every 1-pint or 600 ml of juice add 1lb or 500g of sugar. Bring to the boil stirring the sugar regularly. Boil hard until setting point is reached and pour into warm jars.



http://www.gourmetfoodsource.net/sloe-berries.htm
 
                                
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Sloes are lovely on their own, but only if you like sour things I sopose!
Anyway if the classic Sloe Gin is off limits, why not try sloe jam? I think that might be good.  Plenty of sweetener though.

 
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The recipe I quoted sounds like it would be better on rabbit if it were sweetened with caramelized onions. 
 
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the apple and sloe jelly sounds good.  Polyparadigm, if you were adding caramelised onions to it, would you cut down on the sugar, and still strain out the onions?
 
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The onion jam I had was fairly sweet and had good-sized chunks of onion in it.  Not sure how much sugar was added...there are so many sorts of onion.

Oddly enough, this was when I visited Lille...I was told it wasn't a traditional recipe there, though.
 
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