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Plum harvest..

It's that time of year again; plum harvest time.  Once again the little tree on our allotment has produced a bumper crop - about 50lbs/22kg to be precise.
For the past two weeks mr digandweed and I have been collecting bowlfuls each day. As is the way, some fell to the ground as windfalls to be quickly devoured by wasps, so that gathering the ones remaining on the tree became an occupation fraught with danger! Fortunately, no-one was stung, though I was bitten by an unidentified critter, which resulted in a very swollen and red arm and a late night trip to A&E ..but that's another story.

  The plums are delicious, sweet and juicy, a beautiful deep red colour, freckled with yellow and green. We have given away bowlfuls, frozen bagfuls, roasted yet more and made jam.

I especially love them roasted in the oven with just a drop of water, a tiny amount of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon or mixed spice....

....absolutely delicious with yoghurt and a few nuts for breakfas…

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