Tickled pink, black and blue

gathering fruits

Summer jewels

Simple summer pudding

With my currant and gooseberry bushes only planted in the spring, and the blueberries only recently revived with some drastic pruning and repotting, I wasn’t expecting any fruits this year. But each had produced a few and, with them all simultaneously reaching the peak of ripeness after a couple of sunny days, I decided to tickle them of their stems last night. Mixed with some raspberries, the last of the large strawberries and a few wild strawberries, the combination of these precious jewels was stunning. Just-picked, sweet and bursting with juicy flavour, they needed nothing added (bar a spoonful of clotted cream) to make this a perfect summer pudding.

I’ve kept the gooseberries for tonight… what shall I make with them?





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