Michael Dietsch makes this summer shrub by combining raspberries and thyme, first sweetening the raspberries with sugar and allowing them to macerate before combing them with thyme-infused apple cider vinegar.
Containing various different berries, diced fresh pear, lemon zest and a variety of spices, this sauce has a somewhat Christmassy touch, but with such a delicious, complex, layered taste I refuse to banish it to one mere season!
Gooseberries are ready now - these funny little berries with a tough tart exterior and a sweet soft interior are sometimes difficult to use. But pair them with a little cardamom and they are ready to pair with things both sweet and savory.
When I'm stressed, I make jam. And I can assure you that once you've tasted this incredibly delicious freezer jam, you'll be kicking the blues to the curb while you enjoy a hearty helping of this jam...right out of the canning jar!