Friday, 12 July 2013

First Pickings

Bit of a scorcher here today. What a difference it makes when the thick cloud doesn't drift in from the North Sea. This graph shows the outside temperature from last Sunday, in deg C

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You can see the effect of cloud on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow could well be even hotter so we may pass 30C. Hope the air con keeps working!

Today I noticed a decent number of ripe raspberries in the fruit cage so had a short picking session. Went well with a quarter of an Asda apple pie and some single cream.

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I usually add chopped banana or tinned fruit to the apple pie but how much nicer to have some fruit which is guaranteed freshly picked. There are at least two different varieties of raspberry cane in the fruit cage and normally they ripen about the same time but this year most still have growing fruit not yet ready to ripen - anyway that means more for another day. Also beginning to ripen are the blackcurrants.

6 comments:

  1. raspberries are my favorite berry! how great that you have them homegrown!

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    1. MIne too, TWG, along with strawberries.

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  2. It looks a grand feast. I could do with a bit of your sunshine.

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    1. PS. John no Friday Flicks this week?

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    2. Adrian - I would willingly part with some Sunshine at the moment.
      Nothing new for the Flicks. Should have saved one during the week.

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  3. yum, i could trade you a piece of cherry pie(made from my tree).

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