Pottering in the kitchen and finding uses for plums

I’ve been pottering this afternoon. Supposed to be doing a project outside but its been rain, rain and more rain today. So I decided to have a go at the mi-cuit plums. As I was Googling about them, to try and find out how you know they are ‘done’, I...
Olive, Soft Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich, 30p

Olive, Soft Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich, 30p

Lunch today was this scrummy sandwich – I have only just finished eating it. This is a real quality sandwich, it would cost £3 or £4 from a shop. For quite a few years now, once a month, I have coffee with a friend in The Baytree, one of the independent little...

Plums, plums and more plums

Another huge basket of plums today. This is the basket AFTER I gave my neighbour a big bag full of them. The trees that are cropping right now are called Opal. They are supposed to crop at the end of July/beg of Aug, but everything is 4-6 weeks late this year. This is...

Vegetable Stir Fry, 51p a serving

This was supper last night. Haven’t had stir fry for a while, and saw some bean sprouts in Sainsbury’s, so that’s what we had. If you like stir fries and have them fairly often, it is really worth getting a little bottle of sesame oil. You may even...

The first of the plum harvest

These are the first of the plums that I harvested today. We planted some Minarette trees out the front. A dozen trees in a tiny space, of assorted fruit, not much more than 2 feet apart. This is the first plum harvest, and I am really excited about it. The plum trees...

Croutons

Croutons are incredibly useful little things. They can shoosh up many a dish. Try using the end of a loaf, or something that’s gone a bit stale to eat as bread to make some. You could freeze them, or the un-croutoned bread (my preference), so you can have some...
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