Johannisbeeren and Thurgauer

Ok, so I’ve recently picked up a carton each of Johannisbeeren and Thurgauer fruit. I think the former is a little sour, and the latter has an odd consistency (my husband thinks you can’t eat the fuzzy skin of the Thurgauer). I don’t want them to go to waste and was thinking of making little tarts or something out of them, but I wanted to know if anyone had any ideas about what they like to do with them (for those of you who have lived in Europe and have tasted them).

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  1. Hi Krys – I came to your site through the expats in Winterthur. The red berries are actually red currants, Johannisbeeren is the German name (Beeren means berries – so Erdbeeren are strawberries, Heidelbeeren are blueberries, Himbeeren are raspberries, and so on). The larger fruit are gooseberries. Thurgau is a region where they grow berries, and things from the region are then called Thurgauer. It very close to here, just the next Canton over. I am not a lover of gooseberries, but I imagine you could Google some recipes! 🙂

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