Mid way through spring and the gardens are looking wonderful. A few weeks ago I blogged on Love is the Best Medicine about my husband's vegetable garden and all the goodies I was looking forward to.
What I also get very excited about are the fruit trees.
We have cherries to look forward to.
Peaches, nectarines, fejoas and plums.
Raspberries, boysenberries and strawberries.
I have always been an avid fruit consumer. Growing up my parents owned fifteen acres of land where they had a commercial flower garden. But two acres were covered in fruit trees and coming home from school afternoon tea was basically whatever fruit was in season. Summer made the choices a little difficult as there were so many, but winter meant basically citrus. My brother and I could be found sitting under the trees devouring fruit most days of the year.
I am not much better now, though I don't sit under the trees. I have one of those blitzer machines and every day I make a fruit smoothie or mixed fruit drink. The freezer is currently chocka full of bags of mandarins to put in these drinks.
Living out here, surrounded with the bush, we have to share our fruit with the birds. We do put up netting on some of the bushes, especially the berries, but hey, there's usually more than enough to go round.
I adore fruit desserts, in salads and plain old whole and fresh. What's your favourite way
to eat fruit?
Oh, and the glasshouse is looking good.