Recipe of the Month
Gooseberries aren't the first summer fruit that comes to mind; their gentle compatriots the raspberry and strawberry so often take the limelight. Hairy, tart to sour, demand a little preparation to bring out their strengths. Rest assured, the effort will be worth it. Perfect at this time of year, and picked fresh from the bush, even better. They are such a versatile fruit, pairing with savoury and sweet in equal measure. This sweet Italian tart with the flavours of almond running beside the gooseberries is delicious as a summer dessert or with afternoon tea. We have fallen in love with the limeflower this month and its delicate flavours, but the cream recipe works equally well with fresh meadowsweet or simply a little elderflower cordial.