Monday, August 8, 2011

Nothing Beats Homemade

We have a lovely garden behind our house--like, a REAL garden, at least real when we decide to plant things... okay, so the past few years we haven't been planting as much as we have in the past--it's been so sad! I love fresh produce, nothing can compare! So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered a bowl of berries on the kitchen counter! 


But wait, what on earth are these things? Not your usual berry, at least not what I'm used to--turns out, we have gooseberries! How cool is that? I mean, seriously, who has GOOSEBERRIES in their BACKYARD?! So COOOOL!!!

So, what do you do with gooseberries? My very first homemade pie!!



I was quite proud, not gonna lie--I've never made a pie before. :)



Check it out--flaky crust and everything!


I wonder what else you can do with gooseberries... :)

18 comments:

Carolyn said...

Wow! That looks awesome! Was it tasty?

Mutti said...

That is one beautiful pie! Congratulations! Why make anything else?

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

YUM! I've never seen gooseberries.. It looks like I'm missing out! Newest follower!

sugarspiceiced said...

Yum!! Looks delicious! I've never had gooseberry pie before. My mother-in-law made us some gooseberry jelly last year.

Diane in the Valley said...

The pie looks delicious! I'm so jealous. When I was a little girl (a long time ago) Grandma had a gooseberry bush and I would eat them right off the bush. The bush is gone and it is against the law in West Virginia to have one because of some blight they carry. Thanks for bringing back memories/

mel @ the larson lingo said...

yum! That looks so good. I have never seen gooseberries either...we dont have those in california! Great job on your first pie!

Walking by Faith said...

Mmm... I've never had a gooseberry before but I am a sucker for homemade, flaky, buttery pie crust. I think my mouth just filled with drool. Ha! Congrats on your first homemade pie! It looks delicious!

Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

My sister would love this, gooseberry pie is her favorite!

Mimi said...

So this is your first homemade pie? It looks so delicious. I've never had a gooseberry pie but now I want one :)

Jill said...

Well done on your first pie! It looks so professional! AND very tasty too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

WOW! Your pie is as homemade is they come and turned out beautiful! I bet it was yuuuuuuummy! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

I look forward to blogging with you!

Tasha Anderson said...

Thank-you for sharing your goose berry pie last week at Pinkalicious I'm jealous of your berries AND I've never made a homade pie!Hope to see you again this Thursday.
XOXO,
Tasha

Tanya Anurag said...

That looks superb. Great job done!!

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Linda said...

Your pie looks delicious!

My grandmother had wild gooseberry bushes in Missouri, and when she moved in with us she brought jars of canned gooseberries. I grew up with the most delicious gooseberry pies, and they are my favorite to this day. Her secret to a truly good gooseberry pie was a pinch of baking soda - I swear it helps - and lots of sugar, because her gooseberries were tart!

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

Looks like you did really well with that crust! It took me a while to master the crust.....and you are so lucky to have gooseberries! Thanks for linking up with Show and Share.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Kellianne. I hope you will party again tomorrow!

Jami said...

Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com