I am going on holiday tomorrow, so yesterday it was time to pick the last of the plums off the tree. I managed to get quite a few but Laura was a great help and with the aid of some step ladders she managed to pick the tree bare, with a little help from Noah.
I've already had a lot of plums off the tree but we managed to pick another 10 kilos of fruit, this years crop has been really good. I've been very productive in the kitchen washing, stoning, freezing and bagging up spare fruit. I made some more jam, and stewed lots of fruit for crumbles. Laura took four big bags of plums home and we have some plum liqueur fermenting ready for Christmas.
Earlier in the week I had caught a few minutes of the Hairy Bikers cookery programme and they were making blueberry muffins topped with homemade lemon curd. I missed the recipe but managed to find it via a search on the BBC website here. So with my homemade lemon curd in the fridge I thought I should try this new recipe. It was very quick and easy and as usual I made a slight modification I was short on blueberries but had a few raspberries left in the garden - so mine were a mixed berry batch. They smelt wonderful when they came out of the oven and the lemon curd added a lovely zingy tang.
See you all soon and if everything works out I've got a few posts that I have been saving to share with you.
Talk soon x