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Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

Some friends of mine have invited me to an original Hungarian Goulash, not the soup type affair a lot of places serve up.
Anyway, I thought I'd make a British traditional Gooseberry, or Rhubarb crumble, served with cream , to take as a dessert, as the sourness would conrast the richness of the Goulash. I think in Canada and the US crumble is called a Crisp.

I see that Rhubarb is harvestable May-August, and Gooseberries from now, but I have yet to see any at markets, or in the shops. Has anyone spotted any in Zürich, fresh, not tinned please.

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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

Rhubarb has come and gone. Blink, and you've missed it.

Legend has it that rhubarb shouldn't be harvested after 24th of June, and it would appear that this has been adopted as some sort of rule. An article in German here explains why (regeneration of land, mainly)
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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

I'd go for the gooseberries. They're ripening nicely now.

We had loads of rhubarb crumble when it was available - my eldest absolutely loves it.
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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

There's a flours, vegetables and fruits market at Bürkliplatz twice every week. See here for a list of vendors. Notice the links to other city market locations in the page's top for more vendors.
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I see that Rhubarb is harvestable May-August, and Gooseberries from now, but I have yet to see any at markets, or in the shops. Has anyone spotted any in Zürich, fresh, not tinned please.
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Rhubarb you missed a month or more ago.

Gooseberries are available now and rather good - I've bought several punnets from my local Coop (Volkiland) over the past few weekends.

As an aside - dunno if it's age related, or maybe I'm closer to nature than I used to be: up to maybe 5 years ago I used to carefully top and tail the goosberries - now I pop them in whole and still enjoy greatly.
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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

Crumble with cream? Custard, surely?
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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

Gooseberries ..... ?, rhubarb ..... ?, crumble ..... ?
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Crumble with cream? Custard, surely?
No, creme fraiche is the best - you need something to the take the edge off the sweetness of the crumble.

Custard makes the whole thing sickly sweet.

(But that's just an opinion )
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Re: Gooseberries, Rhubarb?

I couldn't get fresh Rhubarb anywhere except for the few sticks that grow outside an apartment block nearby, that only my son and I ever pick(nick), so I topped up with frozen.
Although I was able to get some fresh blackberries and apple so made two.
I liked the BBCs idea and chose vanilla ice cream which went down very well considering last Saturdays weather on the edge of Uster. There was none left, and plenty more than enough for 14 mouths
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