The plums are here.
My neighbor gave me a box of tiny ones, the size of cherries and I picked about a dozen from our tree so it’s time to eat plums.

plum tarts
plum crumbles
plum cakes
plum pies
plum soups
plum fricassees
plum ice cream
plum stir fry
plum sandwiches
plum kabobs
plum risottos
plum salads
plum ala kings
plum kimchi
plum pasta
plums and chips

If I left anything out please let me know.

I have a plum tart with a walnut and date crust and cashew cream chilling in the fridge and a raw plum crumble setting in the freezer. I have high hopes even though I have abandoned hope in a general sense.

I found a dead cat yesterday and I’m feeling a bit loopy today though I don’t blame that on the cat. It’s just a floating kind of loopiness not attached to anything in particular.

You know.


  1. oh good lord .. the plum tart??? cashew cream? Yolanda? yer killing me

    plum anything is great to me.

    My favorite preserves is red plum ~ don't see that on your list.

    plum ala kings? hahaa plum sandwiches… well? cream cheese, plums and what else on what kind of bread?


  2. Oh yes I do know the loopy thing.
    Plums are a fruit I have never really had much experience with but goodness- all of that sounds so wonderful! Can you make a pie so that Mr. Chips can put in his thumb and pull out a plum?
    Sorry. Feeling…loopy.


  3. loopy over here, too. but i always love it when you post. it makes me feel as if the world is somehow good, no matter what obtains over here. love to you, dear Y.


  4. Carolyn, I forgot about plum preserves! I've given up bread so I don't know what I'd put it on.

    Ms Moon, Har Har.

    Angella, love back attcha!

    Elizabeth, Har Har 2


  5. well, what you make a plum sandwich with? I'd like to give up bread too.. I gave up sugar … I do eat this really good Genesis bread…

    you could put plum preserves on top of cream cheese… you eat any kind of crackers? I buy the water crackers ~ really gotten used to no sugar and these guys are good.

    night 😉


  6. Plum Streusel Coffee Cake:

    For streusel

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    1/2 cup walnuts
    3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

    For cake batter

    1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    3/4 pound plums (4 to 5 medium), sliced
    confectioners' sugar for sifting over cake


    Preheat oven to 350°F. and butter and flour a 9-inch round or square baking pan at least 2 inches deep.

    Make streusel:
    In a food processor pulse together streusel ingredients until combined well and crumbly.

    Make cake batter:
    In a bowl with an electric mixer beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy and add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla. Sift in flour with baking powder and salt and beat until just combined.

    Spread cake batter in pan, smoothing top, and arrange plum slices over it in slightly overlapping concentric circles. Sprinkle streusel over plum slices and bake cake in middle of oven 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Coffeecake may be made 1 week ahead: Cool cake completely in pan on a rack and freeze, wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil. Reheat cake, unwrapped but not thawed, in a preheated 350°F. oven until heated through, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake slightly on a rack and sift confectioners' sugar over it. Serve coffeecake warm or at room temperature.


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