Thursday, September 13, 2012

Purple Gems

Hello friends, how is your week going? It has been a busy week so far for me. I came down to the City House to celebrate our mothers 84th birthday yesterday and then a family work day at her house on Saturday




Today, I am busy picking the bumper crop of Italian prune plums and making them into jam.



Some will be cut in half and frozen for one of the Misters favorite goodies...Plum upside down cake..yum.



Finally, here is the fennel that I planted years ago and it faithfully comes up every year, supplying me with more seed for cooking and baking than I can use.

My computer here, is acting up and being very slow so I will wish you all a happy weekend and see you next week.  I will stop by and visit you all if 'The Beast' can get out of it's own way.

xo

21 comments:

Alison said...

Plums are yummy! Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

sounds yummy. you enjoy. (:

Dorothy said...

Those plums are so pretty! Can you make prunes out of them?

B'ham said...

Your trees look loaded !! I have always loved that look of 'frosty haze' that the plums have.
I had never thought of splitting then freezing them... Hopefully I can hit the farmers market this weekend.
Tasty !!
xoxo

Vintage Home said...

So thankful I can comment here without trying to find another computer free.
Oh we love plums...those exact ones, we make Plum Platz. A similar treat as yours!
Enjoy our sun while it lasts!
We are just so happy for it!
Lily of Birch & Bird & 4 other ladies open their store this Saturday!
Have been busy with life...good to visit you!

Katiebee said...

oh those plums look so good! birthday wishes to your mom and happy weekend wishes to you~

xo

katie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

OMG those plums are absolutely beautiful! I couldn't imagine having fruit that nice in my yard! The squirrels stripped my trees (apple/peach) bare every year. Enjoy your jam, plum is very good:@)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, those plums are beyond gorgeous. Like they're coated with velvet!!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh those plums! lucky lucky you! enjoy!!

vintage grey said...

Such sweet plums, and how yummy will the jam be! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Stephanie said...

I have those kind of plums in my yard...I've only made jam with them (which is delicious), but that is all I have done with them. You mentioned upside down plum cake...that sounds wonderful! Do you use them for anything else?

ted and bunny said...

in my book it doesn't get much beter than home picked and cooked plums.
Happy birthday to your mom
xx

Lindsay Jewel said...

We had an italian prune tree back in Sweet Home where I grew up. I really loved seeing the fruit ripen every year, and it's got such a great taste. I bet it'll make some rockin' jam. :)

Lynn Proctor said...

they are so lovely :)

ain't for city gals said...

Sherri..watch the documentery if you can get it...it explains it the best I have ever heard

Lap Dog Knits said...

plum cake??
sounds wonderful, hope you'll post pics and the recipe when the Mister enjoys this treat later down the road

have a wonderful weekend!!

Sherry said...

I once lived in a house with half a dozen plum trees in the back yard. You can imagine what a problem that was with the dogs and fallen fruit!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Hi Sherri,

What beautiful plums... plum upside down cake sounds wonderful.

Thanks for visiting the other day:) I am working on some things with the blog and hope to be a regular soon. I've checked in with you intermittently... always an enjoyable read!

koralee said...

Oh these are one of my favourites...and sooo pretty to boot! Happy weekend.

Marydon said...

Those are some fatty's you have ... they make excellent jams/jellies. I can nearly smell the aroma ...

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Vintage Home said...

thinking of you!