My oldest grandson, Harvey J, was born on 25th April 2006, and to celebrate his arrival I planted him a Plum tree on the afternoon of his birth.
The photo below was taken on 12th August 2014, when his tree produced it's very first really heavy crop. Lady Magnon, of course, made him a Plum Tarte Tatin.
This year we have another healthy bumper crop; almost similar to that of 2014. Sadly 'Suave Harve' isn't here to enjoy another Tatin, so we'll fill the freezer instead.
The Plums are smaller this year (no rain), but I'll get quite a few bags into the freezer.
And here's a Tatin that he's missing. Lady M secretly made this one whilst I was processing the fruit for next year's tarts.
Eat yer heart out Harv'.
This looks so wonderful !ReplyDelete
The Tarte Tatin is the best, whether it be Plum or, more traditionally, Apple.Delete
What a lovely looking lad Harvey is. I love fruit tarts but haven't made any since my husband's passing in 2017. I trust you're all safe and well. Best, JoReplyDelete
He's now a tall lad of 14, but still looks much the same. Yes, we're all OK thanks, but I hear that your part of the world is experiencing a bad wave of virus. Best stay at home as much as possible, and ride it out. What a bizarre world we are living in.Delete
The planting of those trees is a terrific idea. Sauce Harve grows and so does the tree. Look at that fruit and the pies ftoo ftoo ftooReplyDelete
You have handsome grandsons. I hope Harvey visits soon to enjoy another tartine
I think he may come for a long weekend at the end of the month; I do hope so.Delete
I adore twentyfour as well!ReplyDelete
I made them for all of our grandsons; I don't suppose any of them fit any more.Delete
Harvey is a handsome lad and seems to have a build that can tolerate lots of Tatin.ReplyDelete
He takes after my late Father-in-Law, and should never put on any unwanted kilos. Lucky boy.Delete
Yum ! I’m sure Harvey misses his times in France with you both. XXXXReplyDelete
I think at a certain age the countryside loses its appeal, and other interests take over (!). He may come out at the end of the month, but having done a few isolation calculations, I doubt if there'll be time.Delete
What a wonderful idea to plant a tree for each grandchild.ReplyDelete
They all have one, and (no cheating) all planted on the day of their birth. Only once did I plant a tree in the rain, and I didn't really mind.Delete
That tartin looks wonderful. I might have to make one now.ReplyDelete
Lady M is something of an expert; she seduced me with one back in 1970.Delete
I have to agree that tartin looks scrummy.ReplyDelete
Once you've eaten a Tarte Tatin, no other Apple Pie will do.Delete
What would I give for a slice of that tatin!ReplyDelete
I had one small slice.... I'm not sure who had the rest!Delete
I just spent ten minutes watching a tartin recipe. Oh, Yes!ReplyDelete
A wonderful invention.Delete