As we move into another season…

The elderflowers are finally finished, but we eagerly await the berries, and I always feel that when the elderflowers are gone, that the summer is coming to an end.  But then we head to the fruit cage to see what’s ripe…

Yellow Raspberry

 

The yellow raspberries are really just for eating as there are not enough, not so the gooseberries, which are now ready to pick-

Gooseberries nearly falling off the bush

Gooseberries nearly falling off the bush

We picked almost 4 kilos, and have made jam (email me if you want to buy a jar!).  The rest possibly frozen, although I did make one sneaky pie.

Mini tart ready for the oven

Mini tart ready for the oven

And now we are patiently waiting on the redcurrants and blackcurrants so we can make cordial.  Can’t wait.  I can almost hear the Vitamin C growing as I type.  The first thing my father in law always makes is redcurrant cheesecake, and this years first one was pretty damned good.

Redcurrant Cheesecake

Redcurrant Cheesecake

And soon we’ll have tomatoes to look forward to.  I LOVE homegrown tomatoes

Tomatoes- nearly ready!

Tomatoes- nearly ready!

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