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.
One hears of England's abundance of gooseberries time and again, but how often does one come across this elusive fruit here in America? Yet if one is in luck, one might find them at more progressive farm stands and this lovely jam is sure to follow.
My rhubarb discoveries, sweet, savory and wonderful: Strawberry-rhubarb sauce; rhubarb, lavender, honey preserves; rhubarb chutney; rhubarb gooseberry strawberry rose petal (RGSR) preserves; Asian style rhubarb pickle and more.