Monday, 5 January 2009

Wild Bounty

I find it difficult to believe that we've been living here for just short of two years and I'm still finding out about wild produce growing in our garden. This time it's wild cherry plums, which are just like normal plums except they only grow to the size of cherries, and we have thousands of them in the trees right now.

They are lovely and sweet but their size makes them tricky to use for jam (it is far too fiddly for me to remove the stones), but excellent for stewing and having on vanilla ice cream of an evening which is what we've been doing.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

If they are literally the size of cherries, you should hunt down a cheery de-pipper. My mum had one. They're pretty cool, http://www.ecook.co.uk/product_detail.asp?id=54&mid=9