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Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 7:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Wentworth wrote:
Gooseberry and mustard seed pickle with a bit of heat here this week if the gooseberries are ready. I doubt they're far off.


Recipe?

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll fish it out this week and post it. This recipe is why we grow gooseberry.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine aren't ripe yet and I am usually topping and tailing them in fron of Wimbledon.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wentworth wrote:
I'll fish it out this week and post it. This recipe is why we grow gooseberry.


Thank you, I shall look forward to it. Is it nice and sharp? Not that keen on sweet pickles and chutneys.

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nothing like a gooseberry fool.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
Wentworth wrote:
I'll fish it out this week and post it. This recipe is why we grow gooseberry.


Thank you, I shall look forward to it. Is it nice and sharp? Not that keen on sweet pickles and chutneys.


Yes, not a sweet pickle, very savoury with good heat.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have gooseberries waiting!

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don`t anyone make Good Old Gooseberry Tart anymore,with that nice fattening pastry.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Again: Yum. I do a one-crust pie with the pastry just sort of bundled up around the fruit.

Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
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Location: wessex
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've only got a handful this year We usually make gooseberry fool.

The pickle does sound good.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
Don`t anyone make Good Old Gooseberry Tart anymore,with that nice fattening pastry.

Yes!

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wentworth wrote:
I'll fish it out this week and post it. This recipe is why we grow gooseberry.



I found the recipe on your blog.
Just bottled my first batch,it smells yum.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
Wentworth wrote:
I'll fish it out this week and post it. This recipe is why we grow gooseberry.



I found the recipe on your blog.
Just bottled my first batch,it smells yum.


Here it is, I'd forgotten it was on there. Thanks for the reminder.

Gooseberry and Mustard Seed Pickle

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12541
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheers. I'll have a bash at that over the weekend. Been dealing with the strawberry glut today.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32959
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

for fruit leather very ripe ones and a sieve are good

ace as a stuffing for fish and fowl

good in combination fruit wines or as a single fruit for dry white and champagne style

and the bushes are a great security barrier if close planted

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