Plums everywhere ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

06 July 2011

Plums everywhere

So guess what happens when you have a plum tree in the backyard?

too many plumsIf you said, "one afternoon, you end up spontaneously filling a bag with all the fruit you can reach," you get a gold star.

freezing plumsIf you said, "you spend half an hour halving and pitting all the fruit so it can go into the freezer," you get another gold star.

too many plumsIf you said, "then you break out the ladder and end up doing it all over again," you get a third gold star.

Hell, gold stars for everybody.

4 comments:

management said...

Are you guys contemplating the purchase of a deep freezer? I think you should. In your case, it would be a gift that keeps on giving.

Catherine said...

WOW. It looks like a lot of work, but I'm also really jealous!

Is there a food bank you could donate surplus produce to?

Maybe time to invest in a dehydrator? I also have a really excellent plum upside-down cake recipe somewhere . . . but it wouldn't help take down the quantity, I'm sure! :)

Good luck!

Eileen said...

Either a deep freezer or dehydrator would be great! I was also thinking of getting canning equipment (for the nth year in a row) and making a million jars of jam.

I was also totally just thinking about food bank donations! There's a soup kitchen in downtown Palo Alto, but there are also some local nonprofits like Forage Oakland, which is specifically targeted toward using CA's surplus yard fruit, so I'm sure I'll be able to find something good.

eatme_delicious said...

Ohhh I'm so jealous of all those plums! But not of the amount of time it would take all the pits out.