Friday, 17 July 2015

Cool berries

So, this is what happened to the wild gooseberries, Ribes uva-crispa, picked on our walk to North Berwick on Wednesday.  2 lbs of jam, with a suggestion of elderflower, which teams up beautifully with gooseberries.  

There is a danger of this post being a bit of Facebook entry - 'this is what I did today' - so to give a little more weight to the thing, I am just mentioning that, unlike other summer berries, gooseberries don't necessarily need heat to make them sweet and delicious.  They like a cool climate, even a cold one, flourishing nearly as far as the Arctic Circle!  

1 comment:

  1. Looks wonderful!
    I found a recipe in my cooks scrapbook recipe book for a plate tart - gooseberry and rosemary ... Looked yummy!
    Also one for elderflower fritters!
    I think the jam would be lovely spooned over good vanilla ice cream xx