The garden has been really kind to us this year. I'm not sure if it's anything to do with the strange weather we've had. Snow until February, than a dry spring, followed by an amazing hot summer with a few odd showers. Everything is producing abundantly, including these delicious gooseberries. The gooseberry bush on the vegetable patch died away a couple of years ago. Just about the same time I discovered a little new one across the other side of the garden....which isn't really that far, because it's not very big. It must have been the result of a stray pip......I was thankful that I hadn't weeded too rigorously that year or I would have probably weeded it out....then we wouldn't have been able to enjoy this lovely gooseberry crumble. I made the topping using Sophie Dahl's recipe you can find here or see her make here.