Unlike supermarket perfectly plum shaped, ripened and blemish free plums, my plum are blotchy, irregular in shape and varying in shades of ripeness. I am actually quite surprised that I even got a harvest, as both my apple and pear trees have produced zilch. When I looked at the plums a few weeks back, I thought they were for the bin (not even the compost bin) as they were not looking good at all, some had gone mouldy, some rot and some had some kind of resin stuck to it. But some fought off the whatever was attacking them and ended up in my kitchen.
I have made a number of recipes with some of them. As well as old favourites like the Ginger Plum Crumble, but also some new recipes that I will share later on my blog such as Star Anise Sorbet, Spicy Plum Chutney,
a vegan Plum Cake based on this this Cinnamon Plum Cake,
but right now, I am sharing these fresh plums with Daphne Dandelions for Harvest Monday.