gooseberry, mini kiwi and blog award

Food Event: A-Fruit-A-Month (AFAM) initiated by Maheswari from Beyond the Usual

Recently I was referred to a food event called A Fruit A Month (AFAM) by Ivy from kopiaste. And the Fruit selected for September was Gooseberry hosted by Vani from Illatharasi. I was invited to submit my gooseberries recipes. I like the concept of this food event, there will be a collection of all entries and information about the selected fruit at the beginning of the following month. Here is the link for the Gooseberry round up to share with up.


Another type of Gooseberry? Mini Kiwi is also know as Siberian Gooseberry!

Recently I have discovered another unusual fruit in the supermarket: Mini Kiwi. There are 2 versions (see picture below) and I was just curious and bought both to try out at home. Apparently they are locally grown here in Basel. You can just wash them, cut both ends and eat them like grapes, it is not necessary to peel off the skin. 

 as seen in #25119 TasteSpotting, 25.10.08 and #7986 foodgawker.com, 27.10.08

Excerpt from Wikipedia (translated from Dutch): The mini kiwi (Actinidia arguta) is a relative of the kiwi. It is an ancient species, in 770 AD. mini-kiwi for the first time described. The plant was soon in Europe and Asia cultivated, mainly in the botanical .gardens. The mini kiwi originated in northern Japan. eastern Manchuria and the taiga ‘s Siberia. The mini-kiwi is under many different names known. Funny enough one of them is known as Siberian gooseberry. Gooseberry again?

 Can you find the only Kiwi shaped Rock Candy in the Kiwi platter?

Note. Rock candy got from Sweet Basel.

And here comes the Blog Award….

Many thanks to Núria from Spanish Recipes that have passed a blog award to me in September. Funny enough I have received another award that day at the same time so it took me some time to collect another 7 blogs to nominate in order to stick to the game plan.

The rules are as follow:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (as shown above).
3) Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

And I would like to pass onto the following:

  1. Gertrude from My Kitchen Snippets
  2. Karen from Rambling Spoon
  3. Kiriel from The Papillon Pantry
  4. Amy from We are Never Full
  5. Jessica from Apples and Butter
  6. Pixen from Life loves the Curious
  7. Bentoist from Bentoism

I want to mention that there are many more blogs iLike but most of the above are recently discovered and would like to share with you, please see my blogroll for more….

Happy cooking and blogging!


4 thoughts on “gooseberry, mini kiwi and blog award

  1. Wow…Congratulations for being Featured Foodbuzz Publishers and I totally agreed with you with Foodbuzz we either met other Foodies ‘online’ or gatherings. Food is a great way to bring people together regardless their nationality and religions. The way to (win) people’s heart is to feed their stomachs ..hahhaha…

    One more thing… thank you so much for the nomination. I love it! Hugs…

    I’m frequent to Switzerland but not in your area. I’m mostly in Neuchatel, Chamonix and Adelboden.

    Take care 🙂

  2. Janet, hello from steamy, rainy Chiang Mai. Congratulations on a job well done, and thank you so very much for acknowledging Rambling Spoon. I’m in the midst of an intensive month of teaching and haven’t had much time for blogging. But I truly appreciate the award!

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