Posts Tagged ‘fruit picking’

Gooseberry Jam

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Does anyone remember The OC?  Well, I sincerely hope you do or I have extremely young readers!  I’ve been having a bit on an OC revival recently.  One of my friends lent me the boxset, all four seasons on DVD!  This week, whilst I’ve been on my own in the flat, I’ve been enjoying an episode of season 4 before bed.  My love of Seth Cohen has come flooding back, I must say (his sarcastic, emo ways, checked shirts and curly hair get me every time) as well as my desire to upsticks and move to a California beach…sigh.

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Anyways, the reason I’m rabbiting on about The OC is because my bedtime snack to accompany my DVD watching has been wholemeal rye toast (recipe later this week)  and gooseberry jam. A combination destined to be together, just like Seth and Summer…ok, I’ll stop!

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This jam is sweet but tart, the gooseberries hold their shape a bit to give just enough texture.  I can only remember having gooseberries in yogurt before (Morrisons Gooseberry Fool is a-mazing) and have never cooked with them.  This jam was a definitely success, I’ll have to try a gooseberry pie next I think.

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