Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bounty

Bounty.  I love bounty.  I love the look of bounty.  Isn't it nice!

Last week, one evening, my fruit picker went to spend time with friends and came home with bags and buckets of fruit!  Woohoo!  One of his friends has fruit trees bearing fruit that he is apparently not interested in.  Lucky me.  

We got all these plums.

And this little pile of peaches.


Delicious!

Today, i spent most of the day skinning and pitting these fruits and putting them in the freezer.  The plum juice is super dark red, and it stained every little imperfection, scar, scratch, or anything that it touched on my hands - a really dark purple.  This particular color of dark purple, incidentally, looks a lot like dirt.  Haha.  Oh well.  I'm about 2/3 of the way finished, so there's no point in getting hysterical about making my hands look clean at this point.

I tried to take a picture of my filthy looking hands for you, but the picture didn't come out very good.  Sorry.

It's a wonderful blessing to earn food by working for it (picking and preparing and getting your hands dirty).  And it feels more rewarding too.  This evening, i am much smarter than i was this morning in terms of how to blanch and skin these fruits.  My brain is more active, and i have a new skill.  And i got it all for free....not to mention the wonderful treats that await us in the freezer.  I will have to make something delectable out of them at some point, but for now they are safely freezing until i am ready for them.

2 comments:

  1. haha! yes, they ARE awesome bowls, aren't they!

    ReplyDelete

What do you think about that?