The ‘berry week’ returns. Last year (2021) we didn’t pick anything – we started a major house renovation during that week, so we were busy adapting to a life without kitchen and bathroom, and picking/cleaning berries, let alone pickling cooking anything out of them just wasn’t a priority.
But that was then. Now is a new year, with new opportunities and new berries to be picked.
We almost missed it though – we were travelling the week the berries were ready and we returned to hot weather and a long to do list of other work to do – the sort of house work we currently don’t get done in normal weekends. Excuses, excuses. At the end I think it took less than an hour to pick a bowl of still OK (just ripe) gooseberries, clean them and cook five jars of marmalade this way.
- Gooseberry (green): 1252 g
- Black currant: 1005 g
Red gooseberries waiting to be picked – on a drier day
Berry Week! (2015)