Thursday, 21 August 2008

Summer Fruits

This morning, noticing that rian was not yet imminent, but that the return to work is becoming so, I whizzed out into the garden for some cutting back od huge shrubs, and digging up of evil weed roots.

Then I noticed that one of the plums overhanging from nexts door's tree was looking mighty ripe and gave it a gentle twist and voila, a plum. Yum!

Later on the way back from the shops, I picked 1/2lb of blackberries and am hoping that the small amount of jam will infact set. I read on the internet that adding a few unripe ones increases the puny amount of pectin, so I popped out and picked a few that were again overhanging from next door. I couldn't bothered to go out again and buy a lemon.

I just wish Ruby's apple trees were on the other side of the garden. I'll have to have a chat. Maybe if I offer to make her some apple crumbles, we can do a deal....

4 comments:

Mac McLernon said...

...and then maybe I should visit, just to help you check that you've got the right apple-to-crumble ratio... this is best done with hot custard, IMHO...
;-)

leutgeb said...

The recipe's fine, but you are welcome to test it. It's the aversion to buying cooking apples that's the problem, especially when you can see them. I shall pop over to the parents for some.

Hot custard? I like the hot crumble meets cold custard effect, which is why God created microwaves, so all may have a contented pudding.

Mac McLernon said...

Actually I quite like cold custard and hot crumble too...

but then I also like cold custard and cold crumble!

BTW, you've been nominated for an award...

leutgeb said...

Great for breakfast too....

An award?