A journal of moving forward but,never forgetting the past.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Where have I been?
I know, you probably thought I fell in a ditch and no one heard me call for help.Nothing so serious.Summer,the garden, vacation, canning,filling the larder to make it through the winter all seem to come to a head in August and although I'm sure I can handle it all.......it just doesn't happen.So here I am,ready to give it the old college try one more time.
A new (for me) discovery this year......gooseberries! Have you ever tried these? My sister-in-law has a booth at the Laconia Farmers market and she has this as a staple in the early summer. When a bought them they were a light green. A few days in my fridge turned them a variety of colors and I wasn't sure if I had missed an opportunity to use them at the right time. A quick check on the internet calmed my fears and I proceeded to pluck the little stems off and mix them with rhubarb,sugar and a little cinnamon. I popped them in the oven and let them make some tasty juices.
Then topped it with an oatmeal, flour and brown sugar blend.................back in the oven to make a nice crust
Out of the oven came this luscious treat just begging to be crowned with a dollop of french vanilla ice cream.It definitely reminded me of strawberries but, different.........know what I mean? I will be sure to give these another try next year. It is a local flavor that shouldn't be missed. But like the truffles of France only a few know where to harvest the best tasting ones.....................said the hobbit