Monday we went for a walk in some open space up in the foothills. I wasn't out for plants, or picking, or anything really, just to enjoy the brewing summer rainstorm, my love and being outside...
but of course, I had to stop and identify a few unknown flowers (the books came in handy Kiva!) and then we found a tree loaded with ripe mauve wild plums. Just the right size to pop the whole thing in your mouth, and sweet and astringent and lovely.
I have a basketful and i'm not sure what i want to do with them, other than just eat them! I've considered brandied plums ( as i've done with cherries and peaches this summer). Got any good plum recipies? I'm not really into jams, as I dont eat bread. Jam is good on meat, but there is so much sugar in them, I perfer not to...syrups can be the same way.
so....brandied or frozen...or just eat them ripe while we can. there are a few trees at the garden plot also covered in yummy plums ranging from orangey blushing pink to deep mauve and blue....they are so delicious even a little underripe....but the ripe ones, even some have fallen to the ground, are so sweet and juicy! What a lovely little gift. Wild fruits are amazing....I wish I had all day to collect and put up wild fruits.