Alas, the red currants could not take the heat! We are done picking for the 2013 season, but froze many berries before they dropped off so you should see some jellies and concoctions later in the season.
These jewel-like berries are strongly tart-sweet so add an kick to pies, tarts, summer puddings and other baked berry treats. They are often used atop cheesecakes, and in jellies and sauces for meats. Those of us who enjoy drinking cranberry juice, hibiscus tea or sucking on lemons like them raw.