Prepping pounds of plums

Our Santa Rosa Plum tree has been showering us in fruit this week. I’ve found several recipes to play with this weekend, including a crisp with cardamon and pistachio, a semifreddo, and syrup for cold-brew tea. The most time-consuming bit for each recipe is all of the plum preparation. I spent hours chopping, pitting, and…

Backyard plum picking

Now is the one week of summer that our entire plum tree ripens at once. Usually, it’s a race to see who can get to the fruit first—the squirrels and birds or us. Having deployed several reflective owl cut-outs as deterrents, we seemed to have gained the upper hand this year. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was…