Big Wonders from our Little Garden / Gooseberry

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In many gardens of Österlen one can find Gooseberry bushes. This sweet & sour fruit is very popular in the region. Gooseberry can be green, yellow, red, orange and black, depending on the variety.



Gooseberry from our garden is green, and very sweet. From the 16th century, Gooseberry is used in western medicine as it is known to have high amounts of vitamin C.




There are many culinary recipes about Gooseberry. It can be eaten raw, but also vines, jams and pies can be made from it. This year, we want to make a chutney from our Gooseberries.



In the fishermans village of Skillinge once a year a Gooseberry festival takes place. Read more about it here.

Gooseberry Chutney with Chilli:
250 grams of gooseberry
about 4 cm ginger
1/2 red chilli
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
0.75 cup honey
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Do like this:
Peel and chop the ginger finely. Take the chilli and chop it finely too. Hull gooseberries. Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes, possibly longer.
Set aside and let cool. Pour into clean and sterilized hot jar. Serve with game or pork. 
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