Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September Fruit Bowl.



Ah, September!... I wouldn't mind betting that most country folk's current fruit bowls resemble the above.

All those wormy windfalls, the ones the birds got at, and the ones that are starting to go bad, get brought inside and eaten as quickly as possible. The peelings and off-cuts usually ending up like detritus from 'the feeding of the five thousand'.

Just before taking the above picture, I had thrown out a few of the more evil examples. Some were simply too far gone. 

They may not look too good, but they all taste just like their more 'perfect' cousins.



19 comments:

  1. I am sure they all taste delicious

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  2. I have a similar looking basketful in the greenhouse - in previous years I have used them to make 'windfall marmalade' - in fact until just now I had forgotten about this - I may well have another go now that I've remembered.

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    1. We just try to eat them all before starting on the in situ, or less damaged, fruits. Your 'Windfall Marmalade' sounds good.

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  3. The damsons have been gathered and are now flavouring a litre and a half of gin.

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    1. Love it; although I never touch spirits.

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  4. Windfalls
    I miss my pigs at times like these.
    They ate them by the bucketload

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  5. I agree about the taste Cro. Birds are very discerning and they usually go for the tastiest apples on the tree. We eat our 'mangy' ones and throw the rough bits and the peel into the field for the cattle.

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  6. I used to have a couple of Apple trees. After the birds and worms got to them (along with some neighborhood boys who used to like to throw them around), I would be lucky to get a few apple crisps out of them. Now I only grow ornamental fruit trees which are beautiful in the spring and barren in the fall.

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    1. One has to be philosophical about fruit trees. Never expect anything, then just be grateful if you have a harvest.

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  7. Yup... We have 6 apple trees and almost every trees' apples are bitten by bees or brown and ugly.

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    1. If you don't spray them with poison, that's what happens.

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  8. I used to have eight apple trees and one plum tree, now I have one apple and one small apricot which for two are quite enough.

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    1. As long as they produce something....

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  9. Please Cro, could you pop over to my post today and tell me your opinion. You will see why I value it when you see what the post is about. Thanks.

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  10. Aesthetically the colours of the fruit and the bowl are very pleasing. Sod the fruit.

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  11. We're the same - the chickens get the worst ones and then we eat the rest.

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