Shhhh, lets not say it too loudly, but I think that the summer has arrived in our part of the world at last!
Just in time for school holidays, which for most children started last weekend.
Yesterday was a beautiful day and I went with DD and the children to the Pythouse Kitchen Garden, which is near Semley in Wiltshire. It is a very old walled garden, where they grow lots of different vegetables and fruit for the their shop and the kitchen.
There is a very pleasant cafe where you can indulge in a morning coffee and a cake, or stay for lunch...
We arrived quite early and so had the garden to ourselves. DD and I set outside with our coffee and lovely cakes from the Pythouse kitchen, while the children were playing and exploring the garden.
Most of the last week has been taken up with a produce from our own garden - more plums!
I made povidle - a central European plum preserve
summer jam - mixture of plums, strawberries, raspberries and apricots
plum flans, one for now and one for the freezer
not forgetting plum dumplings and plum pastries
and there is more plums to come!
This is the best plum harvest ever! Needless to say that we have been supplying all the family, friends and neighbours.
I have even found time to make some Scottish baps ( soft bread rolls), just to have some change from the plums!
No time to stitch this week!