On Saturday, we got up and decided that it would be strawberry picking day.

But, when we got to the pick your own place they said it was too early for strawberries.


We could, however, pick gooseberries instead.

I wasn’t so sure (after all, gooseberries are hairy green sour things which grow on thorny bushes) but the boys were determined.

Once home I managed to make something similar to this with them.

Which turned our surprisingly well.

So, we actually do like gooseberries (with plenty of cream and sugar).

But not as much as strawberries, obviously.


P.S. You can see what my boys did (for free) whilst I was in New York on my Dad’s blog. He has also posted a photo of Tony, who has otherwise managed to remain ‘hidden’ for the last two years. So, are you curious to see him?



5 Responses to “Gooseberries”

  1. trashalou Says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I love your dad’d blog.

  2. Kay Says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love gooseberries. I must look for some in the greengrocers’, now you’ve demonstrated they are in season. I especially like them stewed, with a little elderflower cordial added, and a spoonful of icecream.

  3. Ali Says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I like gooseberries, but they aren’t quite the same fun to pick. Thorns and less opportunity to stuff your face in the field.

    If you have some left, pop them in the freezer – they make great tart frozen gobstoppers which I adored as a child (and still do!)

  4. wonderwoman Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    i must admit strawbs are my favorite!!! your dad’s blog is great!


  5. julia Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    mmm, that sounds good. Cream and sugar make me dreamy. Gooseberries are very good with meringue on top of them.

    Having met you and seeing Tony (the mad housekeeper) on your dad’s blog, I know where your boys get their looks from.

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