Thursday, 11 August 2011
Of course whatever is going on in life you can't give up food and at this time of year there is plenty growing in the garden. Boy and I had an hilarious afternoon recently collecting cherry-plums from a tree in our garden that has fruited so well this year we couldn't resist picking the cherries even though they were way out of reach. I had to scramble up the tree with a fishing net and once I'd caught a cherry on a far flung branch I'd use my old lacrosse skills to throw it down to boy waiting below with a bowl. We enjoyed ourselves so much we decided that we should move to the hills around Perpingnan and become cherry pickers for a living. For all our efforts the birds had eaten half of the cherries already and we ended up with only 15 (that is a bumper crop for this ancient tree)! We added to our own supply and turned them into a delicious cherry clafoutis. Now that the blackberries are coming out I'm tempted to do the same with them.
Posted by sarah at 8:10 am