My Favourite Window

January 5, 2011


Fruiting wildly now are the cherry plums: three big old garden specimens, and many bird-sown opportunists. The colours and flavours vary and to my taste few have a flavour to return for. One that did, sweetly plummy at the first tasting, has lost all its fruit in the gales. I do enjoy roaming amongst them all the same and eating for the sake of eating their bounty, knowing that fresh from the tree they are full of Vitamin C and bioflavinoids. Lady Mondegreen is all set to make jam and chutney, and regrets that the coal range in the old cottage has not yet been declared safe to use.

Cherry plum  Prunus cerasifera

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