|My ‘day off’ was spent cooking a feast for 250! But I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In the morning I went for a litle walk around the mainly rural distict of our base camp, which is situated about 20 kilometres inland from the coast between Kolbrzeg and Mrze¿yno.
I noted the dozens of fully-laden cherry trees, and the very handsome red currant vines (below).
After the feast I wandered to the local markets and examined the summer fruit – truly impressive! All the berries vary from around two to three Australian dollars a kilo. Here’s a selection. The red currants are at the peak of their season at the moment.
The apricots here are the largest, sweetest and most fragrant I have ever encountered. The cherries seem to be of three main varieties – the red, dark purple, and orange.
Here’s the ubiquitous raspberries and strawberries, plus what appear to be very first class mulberries.
My childhood days in England were full of sweet berry memories. I fondly recall my mother’s home-grown stewed gooseberries with cream. These handsome specimens come in two varieties here.
I don’t actually ever remember seeing this darker variety of gooseberry. I just know they’ll make a great gooseberry tart!
Posted by Kurma on 18/7/06; 5:40:29 AM