Tagged with Andrews’ Scenic Acres

Some like them tart

Some like them tart

Little green gooseberry balloons looked so pretty in mid-July at the East York farmers market, I couldn’t resist buying a quart. Fortunately, I knew better than to pop them in my mouth, since the translucent berries can be as mouth-puckering as rhubarb when green and hard. “They ripen if you let them sit on the … Continue reading

A currant affair

A currant affair

Now I know how it feels to be caught red-handed. While it’s true my neighbour gave me permission to pick his currants — suspended like thin strings of red pearls from a scruffy old bush more than a metre wide — I hadn’t warned him that I might need more for recipe testing. Emerging from his house … Continue reading