Friday, August 11, 2006
In Canada, I discovered a new fruit. It showed up on top of a piece of chocolate banana pie at Canmore's Sage Bistro, a small yellow fruit with a tail of leaves. It looked like a small cherry with a texture of a tomato, but it's flavor was a little sour. It was a gooseberry, a fruit found in cooler areas on the west coast of North America.
I read up on the fruit, and there is a European version that looks more like a plum, but I really liked this fruit, so when we had a buffet at Hotel Lake Louise, and they were found scattered with the dessert platters, I ate a couple of them and got extras to have other people in our group to try.
Posted by 1000yregg at 6:53 AM
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mmm that pie looks goood. sorry i missed that!! it's like an oreo crust!
indeed it was a tasty piece of pie!
we have "gooseberry" in Hawaii, too, though it is more often referred to as "poha" berries. Not sure if it's a different variety, can't say I've seen them in real life. they're usually made into jams, jellies, sauces, flavorings, and desserts, of course!
We have gooseberries in Pa but they are purple when ripe. I have made gooseberry pie and gooseberry jelly. Very good.
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