16 August 2014

plum harvest

How excited are we! Our plum tree at the bottom of our garden as produced a bumper crop of sweet juicy plums...now we just have to keep up picking them before the worms, ants and birds do. Going to the bottom garden has become a daily activity and its great to see the littlun getting excited about it too.

she loves helping her dad pick plums.

and when he's not looking...

with plums coming out of our ears, I made a really quick plum tart (literally just pastry with plums on top, dusting of sugar and a few drops of vanilla paste) peasy!

and truly satisfying that even if we were at war or all the supermarkets closed down, we'd still have our plums to survive on.

...well, we'd need a cow to make some ice cream but you know what I mean.

and the best thing is,....theres tons more where they came from.

p.s. (yes I know I could make jam, but we really don't eat that much jam, so I'd rather eat them fresh or in some kind of cake)

p.p.s apples, pears and peaches next! I'm so excited its ridiculous.


  1. My mum has a plum tree and always gets lots of wasp!!! Not very nice. Lovely looking plum tart, great with ice cream (as long as we're not at war, then obviously you need the cow!!!) sarah

  2. You have a bumper crop of my favourite plums! I think they're Victoria. I used to work in a greengrocers as a teenager and practically ate my wages in local plums sold to us my a old man. couldn't keep away from them, delicious!

  3. Plum ketchup is really yummy or bottle them for later... Cass x

  4. My purple plums aren't quite ripe yet, nearly. I'm hoping to try some before we move in 4 weeks. Love them in a tart or crumble, with custard, yum!

  5. They look absolutely delicious. I would love a little orchard of fruit trees one day, it must be so satisfying to pick your own fruit. Beautiful post as always.


  6. Plum jam with lots of cinnamon - yum!
    Give it a try, you won't regret it!

    Greetings from Zagreb (Croatia),

  7. how lucky!! i don't get to eat nearly enough peaches. and what a simple and delicious tart! yum.

  8. You could always try to make a plum chutney to have with cheese or on sandwiches. I'm sure there are plenty of recipes on the internet. :)

  9. Thanks for all the jam, ketchup, chutney suggestions! We must be a bit odd but we prefer to just eat them off the tree! Or perhaps in a cake ; )

  10. Such a simple pie but it looks soo good! Especially with a dollop of ice cream :)

  11. Totally with you about just eating them off the tree, although last year I made a huge amount of plum brandy which I would really recommend! Really simple, just plums, sugar and brandy, and by christmas it makes a deliciously warming tipple! :)



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