Thursday, 22 September 2016
Loving September's free food
Isn’t September a bountiful month? I’d never really given it much thought or appreciated it quite so much until now, living where we do and doing what we love. We’ve just harvested a basket full of plums, lovely and ripe straight from our own tree. There’s a tonne more but the wasps were quite vicious, so note to self, put jam pots out next year to capture the little blighters. We managed to get a good harvest of blackberries after going back to our old hunting ground (the ones round here never came to fruition), a good many windfall apples, though I’m leaving picking the Bramley’s until later in the month, a tub of damsons and some eating apples. Many of these things we can’t take any credit for, nature did it all itself – as Louise said in her blog, don’t you just love free food?
So there’s going to be River Cottage ‘Glutney’ recipe on the go, plum jelly, Asian plum sauce and of course the traditional crumbles, plum and apple etc. As we have the new freezer ready to use, it would be criminal not to.
Does anyone have a plum cordial recipe they swear by? If you do, please share, thank you in advance.