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Bottling summer: an easy recipe for plum liqueur

If you have access to one or more plum trees, then in an average year you’ll easily be able to pick more plums than you can possibly eat. A plum tree in July, its branches sagging under the weight of ripe fruit, is an image of the fecund abundance of nature. What to do with your superabundance of plums? Well, plum jam, plum crumble and dried prunes are all nice enough, but for my money,… Read More »Bottling summer: an easy recipe for plum liqueur

Quick and easy wall of strawberries

The stone retaining wall on the driveway leading up to Abrazo House was overgrown with tough matted grass and other weeds. With this quick, easy and almost free project we turned it into an edible “wall of strawberries”: Put down a layer of cardboard, hanging down from the top of the wall, as a mulch to kill the matted grass. (In time, the cardboard hanging down will be removed once it’s done its job of… Read More »Quick and easy wall of strawberries