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We grew gooseberries in our backyard. We picked them early, while they were green, and made pies and jam. They were still bitter, but in northern Alberta the growing season is shorter and adding sugar made the products quite delectable. I did not enjoy picking them as the plants are quite thorny, but, once picked, they were amazing.


6 responses »

  1. This took me back Ivon. We had gooseberries too…thank for the wonderful trip down memory lane

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I’ve not had gooseberries, as far as I recall. They sound rather tasty. 🙂

    • They are and come in many different flavours. Early they are green and quite bitter, but make great preserves and pie. My mom and grandmother added lots of sugar. They darken and sweeten with time possessing their own sugar. They end up being a dark purple in their latest stages and are quite edible raw, but make a great jelly.


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