Friday, 27 January 2012

In a Stew

Ever since the fruit on our Plum Tree started ripening there has been no end of work!

This year our tree has produced an over abundant crop.




Unfortunately we can't keep up with the ripening fruit. We have given many bags full away to friends and still they keep coming. There is no more room in the freezer!

Great amounts have fallen on the ground!




To avoid wasting all the wonderful produce I have been frantically gathering and stewing.

The better plums have avoided the chop!




After washing the plums and cutting them up I put them in a pot!




Although they are quite sweet and juicy I add sugar to assist the stewing process and flavour!




When they have stewed they are left to cool.




For a healthy dessert they are added to rolled oats, dates, low fat milk and homemade yoghurt!




Delicious!

6 comments:

Lea said...

Great photos Paul! You have been busy! And thanks again for the plums we got from you!

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

The fruits of your garden are really nice, I was luck to eat these fruits!!

Paul said...

Hi Victor
Glad you liked the fruits of our garden.

Becky said...

Oh those look so delicious!

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Paul! It does look like a lot of work, but isn't that a great kind of work?!! My mom used to make plum jam and plum compotes like you describe. It can be used over things like bread pudding, and probably oatmeal too.

:-) Marion

Ellie said...

Now that is just making my mouth water. Looks and sounds delicious - I bet the smell in your house is lovely :))
Enjoy them.