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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Aug 19 2022 :  12:38:43 PM  Show Profile
Here is how I reward myself for spending the morning in my garden..


Besides the handful of gooseberries I ate fresh from the vine,, I had enough to cook down into fresh jam/preserves.



I cooked down about 2/3cup of fresh GB, just pick off the stem and tail, then put in a pot with about 1/2 cup water and a large teaspoon of sugar and a couple of squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
I am not a “recipe directions “ follower… like my Oma,(German grandma) I eyeball it and taste as I go.
I gently smash down the berries, and simmer.
I like my jam lumpy but that’s just me :>)
So now to kick back, watch a crafting show on TV and enjoy my fresh preserves.

Oh and btw, I have the Thornless verity but mind you, there are still a few thorns.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16129 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2022 :  12:44:33 PM  Show Profile
BTW, if you want to can the berries you will have to use pectin.
But you can freeze the fresh made preserves.

You can google recipes for gooseberry preserves.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

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April
Central Oregon
USA
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Posted - Aug 19 2022 :  6:06:05 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful, Grace! That looks so delicious!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

547 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
547 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2022 :  8:47:06 PM  Show Profile
Looks so yummy, Grace!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
5582 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2022 :  1:24:56 PM  Show Profile
Grace, that looks yummy! I hope to do that some day with my own berries from the backyard.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16129 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2022 :  10:30:54 AM  Show Profile
Krista,, I am notorious for picking and eating right off the vine.. now I am waiting for my grapes to mature,, I will be netting over them this week to keep the birds from stealing my grapes,, it's the Robins favorite past time,, pecking at the apples and stealing grapes! lol!
And the Deer have already started munching on the leaves.. I don't mind sharing, but, save a few for me!!! lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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