Category Archives: Fruits & Berries

Medlars, as we say in English…

… is the rather innocuous sounding name we have given to a fruit that the French have seen fit to dub much more alarmingly – Cul-de-Chien (Dog’s Arse). Ironically enough, we have actually taken the word ‘Medlar’ from the French Medler, meaning ‘(the … Continue reading

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Haws: By Any Other Name They’d Still Look As Sweet

Haws are the splendid though unfortunately named berries of the Hawthorn Tree. They are easily the most prolific berry of autumn, and persist long after the Sloes have all shrivelled and fallen, and Blackberries are nothing but a distant memory. … Continue reading

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