Monday, 10 August 2009

A Bowl of Sunshine

After feeling thoroughly snogged by the sun this weekend (as opposed to kissed), we are now back to default rain.


Luckily,  I have these to remind me.  Gathered from the roadside, deliciously sweet and juicy yellow plums.  I fear that eating them all as is, might result in a few unscheduled trips to youknowwhere, but other than that, I have absolutely no idea what to do with them.  Any ideas?

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Beauiful plums... I would be the one eating them all and "running" to the powder room....how about plum cobbler, cake or jelly... happy plumming...

laoi gaul~williams said...

ohh lovely~eat them and hang the consequences!
plum upside down cake? yum!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Looks like I'm not the only one trying to bring a little sun inside!

Gina said...

Plum cake (Nigel Slater has an excellent recipe), crumble, jam...??? What a gorgeous colour they are!

Amanda Sheridan said...

Plum crumble with custard - yummy. Make several and freeze for a taste of summer in the depths of winter.

Fancy Elastic said...

gasp... they look gorgeous.

What about plum chutney. Yum. I have to say I always turn to chutneys in a glut. I like the look of this one: http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/spiced-plum-chutney-recipe_p_1.html

xxx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I agree with the crumble idea... love crumble with custard... or pop over to Leannes blog she had some just like that and made all sort with them http://somersetseasons.blogspot.com/2009/08/busy-busy.html

enjoy them, and we had rain yesterday... today is looking brighter...

x Alex

Jo Power said...

What about Plum Vodka sorry to resort to alchol but I have just made rosehip vodka and my sister has made plum brandy can't wait to try them.

Billie Jane said...

I am another chutney fan. I have a really nice recipe for a plum and apple chutney... poke me for it if you are interested. Plums in brandy is also a favourite... and then just freeze the rest after you have stoned them ready for crumbles through the winter :-) x

Adam said...

Have you ever made any of HF-W's patented rhubarb cocktails (you pour the syrup off a pan of stewed rhubarb and use it as the base for cocktails)? Anyway, he reckons you could do exactly the same with plums. Plum bellini sounds like a cool plan, especially if the sun manages to peek out again this 'summer'.

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
I would go with all of the sugfestions here.....so you may need to go back and get some more!!
x

Indigo Blue said...

Sorry about the spelling, got asked a question by Sophie and hit the wrong button!
x

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I've never had yellow plums :( but I bet they'd make a delicious jam!