There was no way I was going to do the tedious job of preparing gooseberries for a crisp, but I discovered something better.
Sometimes it's not about the success of what you're trying, but the fact you tried at all – and learned something from it.
If you like the handiness of precooked bacon, you can learn to precook it yourself and enjoy better flavor.
Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.