Apr 26, 2018

Lovin' Life 26/4/2018: Plums.


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For me, plums have always been 'that other stone fruit'.  Each summer I get excited about seeing the first peaches and nectarines of the season and progressively more rapturous as both improve as the season progresses.

But plums?  Meh.  Despite their pretty colours, the firm but not too juicy texture never impressed me much.  Ironically, I do love prunes and canned plums but somehow things never really ignited between the plums and I.

Walking towards Harris Farm, Potts Point.
Until now. The extra time I've had over the school holidays has seen me do my fruit shopping at Harris Farm instead of hastily bagging random pieces at the supermarket.  One week, a spectacular display of candy plums caught my eye and bought some to go into a fruit salad (that we ate with MacDonalds but points for trying) and I'm now a plum lover.


It's amazing but not surprising how appearances can change a person's mind. 



Harris Farm plums are just so vibrant and vita in comparison to their tiny, underwhelming counterparts elsewhere.  I love the firm texture I previously loathed and also the more earthy sweetness plums have in contrast to the obvious charms of a peach or nectarine.

Have you fallen in love with a new fruit recently?


12 comments:

  1. Plums are my fave! Actually I have many faves, but I've always been partial to plums. Blood plums are the bomb when they're good, firm and perfect sweetness.

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  2. I'm like you SSG and it is hit and miss with me where plums are concerned. Sometimes they look juicy and good enough to eat and when you bite into them they are too tangy!!!

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  3. It's kinda like Russian Roulette with plums. I LOVE them when they are sweet and juicy, but not so much if they are sour and/or hard. I will have to look out for Harris Farm plums!! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  4. So good to know you found some pleasing stone fruit! And gave these ones a go. I find it such a hit and miss thing with stone fruit. I can only guess they will be on their way out soon too. A new to me fruit I can eat but can't find much of this season is yellow Kiwi. I am not fond of the green but the yellow has an extra sweeter taste.

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  5. No new fruit recently although I've been eating a good variety of fruit.

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  6. I love plums, but I'm not very good at choosing. I go for firm but they are often too hard and not so tasty, then I pick the 'just right' ones which only last a couple of days in the fridge.

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  7. I remember plums from my childhood that were usually very sour to taste. My Mum used to make jam out of them. I'm really into figs at the moment. They are delicious. #TeamLovinLife

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  8. This year plums seem to have been really nice (the last couple of years they've been floury and horrible - and more expensive) I've really enjoyed even the supermarket plums - which is a nice change.

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  9. I love plums so much and ate so many when I was pregnant with Mr 23 that my workmates joked that I was going to give birth to a 7lb plum! The best plum I ever tasted was one I picked off a tree in the garden when visiting my friend's dad in Christchurch NZ. Wish I could grow them here!

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  10. I'm not a plum fan - maybe I just haven't found the right ones! Your fruit salad looks yummy! :)

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  11. I love plums. All of that food looks good. #Lovinlifelinky

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  12. I don't eat fruit. I know it's terrible but... I will eat an apple or two a year and often drink OJ diluted in water (so it's not too sweet) but just haven't ever really eaten fruit at all. It's weird as my mother LOVES it. Like, she could live on it easily.

    The Maccas fries look good though! :-/ #teamlovinlife

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