Monday, June 23, 2008

A Peek of What's to Come

The guys at work climbed up and picked me some of the Santa Rosa Plums that were ready or at least close to being ready. Now they want me to make some jam. I will let these ripen up a little bit more before I use them and hope they will get me a few more before the birds discover them. I like to let the birds tell me when they are ripe, they have the best taste in plums. Michael makes the best plum cake, can't wait for that! Maybe he will let me share the recipe. He uses the Italian Prune Plums though and they aren't quite ready yet. I love this time of year for cooking. I like to make it my challenge to see how much of a meal I can make with what comes from my garden.

I have finished the watering can appliques for my little quilt project and they have come out really cute. I will try to get a picture of them later today and get them posted. I am working on the color scheme I want to use for the rest of quilt and may have to make a trip to the fabric store in order to finish it. Guess I will have to stimulate the economy with my government check for that one and what better way to do that than to buy fabric! Of course that will also take gas to get there which at $4.50 a gallon might cost more than my fabric. I could always walk to Hancock Fabrics which is about a half a mile away and get a little exercise in the process. Hmmmm!

Enjoy your summer day and eat something fresh!

1 comment:

Ivory Spring said...

Wow - Ferne! I love those plums! And plum jam and a plum cake certainly sound yummy! I have to admit I have never had a plum cake... when Michael makes, even if he doesn't want to share the recipe, I would love to see a picture of it! :)

Enjoy the rest of your day!