We have been foraging for beech leaves, as we thought we would follow an old recipe for a gin infusion. We have collected up a carrier bag of beech leaves, brand new as they are just appearing on the trees, and put them in a jar with a bottle of gin to steep for a few weeks. The colour is vivid at first, but has dimmed as the infusion steeps.
- Beech leaf infusion
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