It feels like we are drowning in plums… We have a lovely Victoria plum tree in the garden and it’s currently producing gorgeous ripe fruit in rather enormous quantities. I don’t think we are going to beat the absolutely terrifying harvest of 2009, but we’re going to come close I think. On Friday, Sandy picked 12kg – he was very brave about the wasps…
They are super scary, and sometimes you get a whole gang of them hiding out in hollowed-out plums… *shiver*!
So far I’ve bagged up plums for the freezer, made a couple of kilos of jam and 3 different types of chutney… I think there’s still about 7kg left, and lots more on the tree! I am looking for the ultimate plum cake (German-style) recipe, so if anyone has any recommendations, I’d be glad to hear them. Tomorrow I’m hoping to make a big dent in the plum mountain by doing some bottling.
Actually, you get to the stage where you don’t mind sharing them with the wasps..! Sandy is also going to be brewing tomorrow – some beer which will be ready towards the end of September, just in time to celebrate the autumn season, and I am hoping to finish off various sewing projects I have on the go. So much for Sunday being a day of rest..! Hope you enjoy yours, whatever you are up to.