Summer bounty

I’ve got a lovely thistle in the garden that’s blooming right now and bees love it.

Isn’t this much nicer than featureless paving stones and grass? It’s supporting the bee population too.

I’ve discovered another use for the bumper crop of plums we’ve got: plum crumble. This was delicious!

We’re also swimming in tomatoes so I’m going to give tomato ketchup a try. I think summer should be called the season of bottles and jars. We can buy whatever we want all year around these days but in the past preserving the summer bounty provided a source of food during the winter months. Perhaps if we still had to do this we’d be more careful about reducing food waste.

11 Replies to “Summer bounty”

    1. No, I’ve not done that. Perhaps I’ll try. Is that better than bottling them up as passata?

      1. Ummm …… good question, but unfortunately I don’t know the answer. My sister in law did it, but maybe she made a sort of passata and then froze them. Best ask an expert – i.e. google – rather me me, I think šŸ™‚

      2. I’m not keen to use up valuable freezer space on frozen tomatoes if putting them in jars is just as good. Perhaps they stay fresher in the freezer?

    1. I can definitely recommend plum crumble! We might have another tonight with the last of the plums.

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