Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:21 PM
When it was all said and done, we managed to harvest 92-1/2 pounds of Santa Rosa plums and 2-1/2 pounds of blackberries. We're still processing the plums. Freya plans include sauce, syrup, BBQ sauce, salsa and pie filling. I'm planning on making jam, syrup, sauce, BBQ sauce, pickled plums (think X-mas), and of course plum cordial. I've also been researching cider recipes, so we'll see what I come up with. Right now though, most are getting pitted, diced, and vacuum packed for the freezer. Oh, I see some fantastic ice cream toppings in my future!
Freya and I took a trip over to my friend Joe's place a couple of days ago to pick plums and visit the kids. He is the guy who adopted Lulu's boys, Mac and Vango. He also just adopted James Brown, a little lad I had to re-home. He's now named Charlie Brown.
Our friend Glen lives within walking distance of Joe's place, so he joined us after a while to pick some blackberries. It was fun. Little Charlie followed us all over the field, and Joe's Golden Lab Lola played fetch with us the entire time we were there. That dog never wears out! And she's such a sweetheart too!
The blackberries? They've already been processed. I have a nifty attachment to my food processor that removes all the seeds so I just end up with the pulp and fruit. This is already infusing a rather large volume of brandy in a 3 gallon carboy. Now that's going to be some damn fine liquor.