What I Did With My Share This Week: Pavani’s Plum Crumble
What’s the Difference between a Peach and a Nectarine?
The plums are here! Total time: 50 minutes 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1½ tablespoons plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ plus ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 2 heaping tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger 12 plums, cut in half and pitted ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 well beaten […]
Why Donut Peaches Are So Good
Apparently, not much! A peach has fuzz and a nectarine doesn’t. Nectarines seem to have a denser flesh than peaches, but they are very similar. On a genetic level, http://www.michiganpeach.org/facts/nectar.htm states: “The nectarine characteristic is controlled by a single recessive gene. In order for a tree to be a nectarine type, it has to receive […]
What to Do with Plums
This year, we are getting donut peaches. I’ve never had one until I had one last year. They are delicious! Their true name is “Saturn” peach as they are reminiscent of the rings of Saturn but they also look like a donut (which sounds more tasty—eating Saturn or eating a donut?). Most peaches have yellow […]
Tomato Late Blight—Oh My!
Last year, we also received a large number and variety of plums. I’m linking the article to some recipes here. In doing my low-key research about plums for this article, I have learned that they don’t seem to be as popular as the peach in terms of interesting links online (which, I admit, is really […]
Fruity Notes: Peaches
Technically a fruit, the tomato is the darling of the summer. Small, large, smooth, wrinkly, pear-shaped, yellow, green, orange, red—the tomato comes in all varieties and flavors that can only truly be experienced when they are in season. This year, for a lot of tomato farmers, the rainy start to the summer has been wreaking […]
Fruity Notes: Sour Cherries
Did you know the peach is native to China? I find that interesting as I always think of peaches as a southern thing. In fact, I kind of refuse to eat peaches unless I am in the south. I’ve had enough bad experiences with mealy, flavorless peaches that were picked before they were ripe. Often, […]
For those of us lucky to get a fruit share, we will be getting Sour Cherries. They are a delicacy–great for cooking and often used in pies. But they are sour! Some eat them fresh, but they are used in cooking, especially soups, pork dishes and pies and liquers are made from them. I wonder […]