Blog: Wedding drama (update) and fruit puzzle

Catherine Sleep | 16 September 2003

Who says you can’t organise a wedding in a week?

It’s not much fun when your wedding reception venue burns down a week before your wedding – see earlier entry. However, the day was saved by a desperate ring-around that eventually identified a hidden gem of a hotel in the heart of Dartmoor with unexpected availability. The weather was fantastic, the bride radiant, her parents exhausted…

The dessert nearly sparked a row on our table though. Our raspberry vacherins were garnished with a pretty little orange fruit we failed, as a table, to identify. Its papery husk had been peeled back to form petals and looked most decorative. The front-running bets were persimmons and longans, but nobody was certain. Eventually the Best Man, who just happened to be a buyer for Sainsbury’s, said it was a kumquat, so we agreed to accept that.

However, a quick search on the web at home revealed it to be a cape gooseberry (also known as physalis, goldenberry, husk cherry, Peruvian ground cherry, poha or poha berry), so the professionals aren’t always right. Mind you, he isn’t a produce buyer, so why should he know more than we mere mortals?

Cape gooseberries


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