Category: Gatherer Blogs
I made it out to visit my parents during the beginning of currant season (it should be in full production mode now). I found a few handfuls of wild currants and dried them while there. They were mostly pest free, despite being completely wild and organic. I only tossed out a coupld weird looking ones. They would be easier to harvest after they're all ripe, only a fraction of the berries on the bushes were ripe yet last week when I was picking.
They definitely have some bite, flavor-wise, unlike the mislabeled dried zante/corinth grapes often sold as dried currents. They have a bit of cranberry and tomato flavor to them, in my opinion. Perhaps a bit of noni flavor, though far more palatable than noni juice. I need to use them in some baking and post my results.