Summer berries from the garden

Red Currants (Johannisbeeren in German)
Red Currants (Johannisbeeren in German).

Our garden here is overgrown and weedy, but that’s what makes it such a treasure-trove. Right now we have red currants, raspberries, gooseberries, and wild strawberries ripening all over our yard.

Raspberries (Himbeeren in German) on the bush.
Raspberries (Himbeeren in German) on the bush.

Recently we picked about a quart of red currants off our one bush. I made a cake, some syrup, and froze the rest. I’ve also been picking raspberries almost every morning.

A typical morning's bounty.
A typical morning's bounty.
Raspberry Müesli
Raspberry Müesli.

It’s great to have fresh-picked raspberries in our morning cereal. We make our own recipe of Müesli, that typical Swiss breakfast: we just mix together yogurt, dry Müesli cereal or granola, any handy fruit, and a splash of apple juice. I’m having lots of fun with this, and will let you know what I decide to do with the gooseberries.

Gooseberries (Stachelbeeren).
Gooseberries (Stachelbeeren).
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