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Auntie's Gooseberry Jam

Almost all of the Cable family like gooseberries and the more sour they are, the better. While gooseberries in our household are eaten in very many dishes, one my favourite things is to make gooseberry jam and as my nephew likes to take a jar of homemade jam with him after visiting me, I need to have plenty in stock. 372 more words


a cordial relationship...

I’m a hit and miss forager.  I might set out a few times a year when a particular hedgerow crop is in season.  Blackberries absolutely, rowan and crab apples occasionally, mushrooms never. 338 more words


Gung-ho Gooseberry Tree (on our family farm)

Here’s a short narrative around this gung-ho gooseberry tree: it was nearly completely smashed during last year’s cyclone Vardah.

But, some careful pruning and a few good showers this summer have revived it, thank God! 41 more words

Sketches And Photographs

Elderflower & gooseberry fool

Elderflowers announce the coming of summer. You can find them growing almost everywhere. The bulk of the bush is poisonous, containing cyanide, but the flowers and the berries are perfectly safe to eat. 87 more words

Cakes, Snacks & Puddings

may flies...

May has ended.  It was a month of lots of lovely summery weather and enough rain so as not to feel the pressure of watering the vegetable patches.   266 more words


Garden at the beginning of June 2017 

The garden is beginning to look summery as all the bulb foliage has died down.

Looking across the patio to the lawn with the herbs in the foreground… 157 more words


Nellikka/Gooseberry Pachadi

This  so called pachadi is  easiest to make, which involves less( You heard it ;) )  stove top cooking ! YES!! it literally involves no such cooking  except tempering process. 223 more words

Lunch Side Dish