Thursday, 3 July 2014

Gooseberries

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When it comes to slicing gooseberries for my dehydrating trial, I must admit, I have shown a remarkable amount of patience!

My 2lb bowl of berries (pour harvest this year):
Made 3 full trays of slices:
Which in turn produced, one small jar of dried, tart loveliness:
There is still half a tray drying and I filled the last tray with some slices of pear. I have no idea at present what I shall use them for, but something will spring to mind. I probably won't repeat this but was curious!

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  1. You will run out of jars soon at this rate lol x

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    1. Still got a few left for tomatoes, hopefully.

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  2. That was dedication! I love gooseberry jam so any that I acquire here go straight in the jam pan, unless the FH gets to them first, when he freezes them to add to his breakfast fruit medley. I do raid the freezer occasionally and still jam them, especially when making strawberry jam as the addition of a handful of gooseberries just helps the jam to firm up a little. Enjoy your gooseberries!

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    1. We do the same normally but fancied something different this year!

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  3. Goodness, it's fiddly enough topping and tailing but slicing takes fiddlyness to a whole new level! Now picked and sold 229 x500g punnets here plus 13lb in the freezer.

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    1. It was just a one off trial. Like you say, far too fiddly. Might be due to the area being flooded last year?

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  4. I envy your gooseberry joys...I had 6!! Mo x

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