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Monday, 9 August 2010

plum season is here

Over the past several years we have planted five plum trees in our garden, all different varieties and all fruiting at different times. We love plums, but for some reason English plums are not seen in our shops very often.
We had a very good crop last year, so we did not expect too much this year, as plums tend to have a rest every other year. But may be because of the combination of hard winter and very warm summer, we are having a bumper year. So much better!






Plums from the first tree have been picked and processed, another one will be ready soon and there is more to come later in the summer.






This is the first batch of "povidle", a central European plum preserve, which is thicker and has more concentrated flavour then ordinary jam.




These two dishes are also always very welcome in our family, the plum and almond flan and plum dumplings.


2 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oh, I love plums! My great grandmother had 7 or 8 plum trees in her yard when I was a child and my brother, sister and I used to pick and eat plums until we made ourselves sick! That plum flan looks heavenly!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Linda said...

I agree Radka. The plum flan looks delicious. Your plums look great on the trees. Do you have any of those smaller 'sugar plums'?? They are my favourites, but hard to purchase here in SE Qld. I love your cooking pictures.

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