26 July 2009
There are less than a dozen figs on our tree this year and the rain we have been having is making them swell and burst. So we had to eat them, didn't we?
We've also started to collect the mulberries that fall from the tree next door - because the tree is so tall, we have laid a sheet down on the ground, wait for them to fall, then gather them up in the evening. (I was despairing at the waste when I got this idea from Jane Grigson's Fruit Book. Yes, it was a doh! moment for me.) Mrs Grigson recommends using mulberries as you would blackberries, but they are much, much sweeter, softer and are very like those Meltis Newberry Fruit sweets that were always left over at Christmas.
Recipes most welcome.