I made: jam, pavlova with plum syrup, plum cake and pancakes with stewed plums. I snuck plums into pasta sauces. I spent two days searching the internet for the plum chutney recipe I made last year that was a hit and couldn't find it. So I settled on another and made a batch. And then I discovered last year's recipe. On my own blog. So I made some more. Monkey Man forbade me to do any more cooking because the weather was getting hot and he's a complete control freak about curtains and climate control in the house when it gets over 30º. In fact he's rather keen on the weather and is always telling me tedious facts about which direction the wind is blowing from and how cool it is in the front hall compared to outside according to our thermometer. He loves to check the weather radar and alert me when rain is coming. He gets very excited when he reckons a big storm is on the way. And he can't stand it when I do a cook up on a hot day.
So I waited 'til he had a late gig and a sleep in and I cooked up some more jam and chutney.
We gave bags to all our neighbours and friends. I froze plums (thanks africanaussie) and I was about to stew some and pop them in the freezer when I discovered a big tub of poached plums... from last year. So I stopped.
|Elaborate pulley system erected by Littlest Monkey to collect plums|