All shades of red. Berry picking time has begun. Every day, I collect handfulls of raspberries and loganberries.
The red dessert gooseberries are ripe and have been harvested. They are worth the inevitable scratches from their thorns. Gooseberry crostata on the menu, using a sweet pastry crust (pasta frolla) from Carol Field’s book under review by The Cookbook Guru, The Italian Baker
The morello cherries were also picked. More crostata making. I’m not making jam this year as it will only sit on the shelf in my absence. So, I’m finding ways of instant consumption of crops.
The red currants have also ripened. The latest red fruit to be harvested. Red currant salsa and that British classic, Summer Pudding.
Tasks to be done:
- Continue to harvest raspberries and loganberries
- Harvest the red currants
- Watch and wait for the blue/black/purple fruits to ripen: blueberries, blackberries and damsons
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