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The purpose of this blog isn't simply to post a list of negative threads. It's more an effort in highlighting the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. All experiences are my own, or with my family. There is no connection between myself or any of the establishments other than as a paying punter. If you take exception to any post, please feel free to offer your own comments. This is meant to be a fair an honest opinion of where we've eaten.

Friday, 11 September 2009


When we were kids growing up, one of the things we enjoyed most was pinching ‘goosegogs’, or should I say gooseberries from the house with the big garden. It was every child’s’ duty under the age of 10 to pinch their share-hech we got chased (and I’m sure that was all part of the fun), but the one thing I remember was being the only one who ever eat the gooseberries! The other boys used them as ammo for catapults, or to throw at girls on the swings. I eat mine- all of them!! sometimes making my tummy ache. So where did all the gooseberries go? You rarely see them in the shops, only occasionally at a good fruit markets. Are they in danger of disappearing? Next year I plan to grow my own, and accept that by doing so, I’m also obliged to allow any would be ‘goosegog’ thief to their fare share. Any one with tips on growing gooseberries please contact me. For now I’m going to open the recipe book to plan next years fruit puddings!


  1. Gooseberries are great! I cooked them recently, boiled them in a little water with sugar to make a syrup then served them hot over a slab of vanilla icecream-delicious...

  2. You painted a picture and I can see the Gooseberries on the ice cream now!! Thank you for sharing

  3. I've never had gooseberries - looks like fun!

  4. Love the color on these gooseberries!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I enjoyed reading your posts. I'd really love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks! Alisa@Foodista

  5. I only heard gooseberries being referred to as goosegogs by a fellow blogger.

    I grew some at my allotment last year, but couldn't eat the soft fruit fast enough, so had to give them away to a friend. Hopefully this year I'll be able to make a dessert or two with them.

  6. I'm thinking of getting an allotment for the very same reason.
    Thanks for your post!