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Today - The Weather and Gooseberries.


Aitchbee
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The BBC's Radio4 'Today' is a stripped-down version due to jounalists' industrial action.Worth a listen.It will keep John and Sarah on their toes this morning...

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Aitchbee

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I listened in to radio4's news program tonight at 10pm...there was still no news. (Some say 'no news is good news'). I missed my daily 'fix' today. People 'all over the land' must have felt like me. Tomorrow it's business as usual...at least those gooseberries got a plug.

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wee eddie

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It's a crime to cook ripe Gooseberries.

Particularly Leveller and Derby(the purple ones). Get some of that green Netting from a Garden Centre and either drape it over the bush or, better still, make a simple frame and drape it over that.

Wait until they reach the size of the Cherry Tomatoes or are beginning to burst. Then pick one off the bush, minding the thorns, nick the skin with a tooth and squeeze the pulp into your mouth ~ Bliss!

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wee eddie

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Then you will find out why the Kiwi Fruit was originally called the Cape Gooseberry ~ but the Kiwi is a pale imitation of the flavour of the real thing.

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Quickbeam

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When I used to holiday in the Highlands in the '60s as a 8/10 year old, the most memorable thing was picking the wild raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, whatever berries and taking them back to grannies to be made into jam. We probably ate much more than were left for the jam, but the taste of those day old jams is still fresh in my mind now.

I can't imagine modern kids thinking that as a good holiday experience.

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