I will eventually write about something other than berries but there is so much on offer right now in the height of summer, I must write about them while the going is good.
Gooseberries, yes they are tart to eat raw but with right amount of sugar they can taste fabulous. Yes.. sugar I said. A bit of sugar to balance a dish is fine within the dietary aspect of Chinese medicine. You might also try sugar alternatives such as maple syrup or Xylitol.
Gooseberries as you can probably guess have flavour of sweet and sour. The temperature energetically speaking is 'cold'. It doesn't have any properties like our previous two berries posted. The gooseberry is associated to the liver, due to its sour nature.
Chinese medicine associates a type of taste for main meridian organs.
Recipe: try a crumble recipe, possibly mix them with apples
There are some great chutney recipes available, my favourite is goose berries red onion.