Stewed Garden Plums

‘Tis the season of plums. Overflowing baskets come in from the orchard, too many to count and almost too many to eat. Some become jam, others a healthy treat between meals, and the rest are lightly stewed for breakfast. I usually find they are both tart and sweet enough as they are, so this simple recipe requires nothing extra. Ladle into bowls […]

Whole Baked Pears

Pears are one of my most favourite fruits. I love them with ginger and lemon, or poached in spiced grape juice. And when baked in the oven they are surprisingly divine. The weather has been rather cold this April, and it felt nicer to serve something warm for breakfast, rather than cold. Because it was […]