Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gooseberries

The same friend who lets me pick her red currants and tap her maple trees also has gooseberries growing in her yard, and like the currants, still has a freezer full from last year. Would I like them? I've never tasted a gooseberry before and I'm not quite sure what to do with them, but I thought I'd bring some home and play around and decide if I like them or not. Have you guys got any experience with these things? I'm not even sure if they're ripe... should they be soft like a grape? these are still quite hard.

2 comments:

small farm girl said...

Yes, they should be soft. They are good when they are ripe. SOUR when they are not. Jelly is really good made from these.

Sam said...

I think maybe I'm going to try my hand at a gooseberry and red currant wine. I've never made wine before, but it doesn't look that hard... famous last words, right?