What is the point of gooseberries?

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  • willard
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    What’s the point? Gooseberry fool.

    It’s awesome.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    rhubarb and gooseberry crumble (with custard) is the food of the gods.

    stupid question: you are picking them ripe aren’t you? (they should be yellow-ish)

    camo16
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    Fool, crumble, pie, yoghurt.

    Whomever you picked that 2lb for is a lucky girl/guy.

    john_drummer
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    +1 gooseberry crumble with custard. Nom nom nom

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    They are ripe. I’ve got red ones although it could be all the blood.

    Looks like i’ll get another couple of lbs off in a couple of weeks too. :-/

    Jam!!!!!!! end of discussion. (or vodka?)

    Got some rasps a couple of days ago, apart from stuffing my face, making pudding and sticking some in freezer for jam making, they ended up thus:

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Nearly bled to death harvesting 2lbs of the heavily defended little bastards and I don’t even like them.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Jam, or a sauce to go with mackerel.

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    @onehundredthidiot – I think you need to change your jame making technique 😉

    It’s all about goosberry cobbler in my mind.

    camo16
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    or a sauce to go with mackerel

    Ooh, tell me more, tell me more!

    I like the sound of this conoction.

    mrmonkfinger
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    they make the finest jam known to man

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Ooh, tell me more, tell me more!

    I like the sound of this conoction.

    Simmer the gooseberries with a little butter and sugar, keep going until the sauce thickens.

    Brush the mackerel fillets with some oil and seasoning, grill under a high heat with the skin side up. They will need 5 minutes at absolute most.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    they make the finest jam known to man

    Even nicer if you add a bit of elderflower. It’s too late for fresh flowers now but you could use cordial.

    plumber
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    My aunty makes me Strawberry and goosberry Jam

    I’d be happy with just gooseberry

    Also Gooseberry tart from from Oddies in Nelson, almost makes it worth the trip home

    AdamW
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    What’s the point of gooseberries?

    Eh?

    EH?

    KILL THE HERETIC!

    I love gooseberries, me. Crumble, jam, but don’t make chutney. It’s a waste of gooseberries.

    Go-ose-berr-ies: (latin) “Food of the gods”

    camo16
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    ransos, that sounds excellent!

    bikebouy
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    Feking orrable sour spikey gew.

    You need 44kgs of unrefined sugar for 2grms of Goosegogs just, just to make them a viable alternative to chicken spew.

    Best of luck, take some weed killer along next time and decimate the bush 😉

    Premier Icon binners
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    Can you not ferment them into some crude form of alcohol (that could potentially make you go blind) you could then sell to Russians?

    Premier Icon billyboy
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    My great great great great grandfather (1742 to 1836) had his eye put out by a gooseberry bush.

    cranberry
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    KILL THE HERETIC

    No, just make him pick another 10 lbs of gooseberries for the more discerning folk on this thread. He’ll eventually bleed out, but it’s for the common good.

    🙂

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    rhubarb and gooseberry crumble (with custard) is the food of the gods.

    really dislike the G-berry, spent too much time as a kid picking ’em and never really liked the taste anyway. Could just about eat my mum’s gooseberry crumble but when there are so many other nicer things to make crumble with, why bother with them little hairy difficult to pick buggers?

    nicko74
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    For padding out other, better tasting fruit. So raspberry jam can be twice as much raspberry and gooseberry jam. And so on

    What nicko said.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    One word, crumble

    Dibbs
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    rhubarb and gooseberry crumble (with custard clotted cream) is the food of the gods.

    FTFY

    disco_stu
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    Sadly pigeons have eaten most of mine that are the allotment, protective netting is on the agenda for next year!

    richc
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    I’ve got some great sweet gooseberries in the garden…..

    Mine were ripe ages ago though, and had to pick them before the dogs ate them all.

    Premier Icon igm
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    I quite like them freshly picked. Must try them with marscapone.

    Crumble and jam are good too though.

    rogerthecat
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    What?
    No gooseberries = no gooseberry bushes = no babies
    Do you want to be responsible for our extinction?

    Lovely raw by the bag full.

    Ah but my rasps are swimming in vodka and will eventually be used for hogmanay crannachan.

    Inject them with vodka and then you can eat raw gooseberries on class and gradually get pissed. The only way to get through O Level physics lessons

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