fruit salad…..

One of the best things about the smallholding in summer and early autumn is the bumper crops of fruit.  The harvest started with strawberries, and gooseberries; cherries; currants; blueberries and smatterings of mulberries.

DSC_0214currantredWe are starting to pick plums and greengages.

DSC_0639Waiting in the wings are fruits that need a little longer to ripen – melons; peaches and apricots.

DSC_0656DSC_0679DSC_0677Autumnal fruit will end the growing year with a flourish – cultivated blackberries; late raspberries; apples; pears; medlars and quinces.

DSC_0650Fruit is easy to grow and every garden or plot should have some!   Possibly the hardest part is making sure the choice harvest is protected from marauders.

Fresh fruit needs little embellishment.  Today – grilled apricots with honey and greek yoghurt.

DSC_0682Reading this week: Woodlands by Oliver Rackham

 

 

 

 

 

 

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