Category: Paul (A)
You can have too much of a good thing you know.
I know this will be hard for you people in the Northern hemisphere to understand as you are still in the grip of a long hard Winter. We suffer as well, I’m sick of all this sunshine. Maybe it’s a throw back to my English heritage but I don’t enjoy it when it’s too hot, although that’s a relative term. Each to his own.
The last 6 months in Tasmania have gone from soaking wet and cold up until the end of September and then the big guy upstairs turned the tap off. No rain to speak of until mid January when we received 200mm [8”] in 48 hours. Whoa enough already, sitting watching your front garden wash away is no fun.
I know all this weather talk is relative but when it happens in your back yard you always feel that it’s worse than anyone else. Our weather here is much more temperate than a lot of what you guys suffer. Whinge over.
One benefit of our summer is the huge range of fresh stone fruit available. As I write our Cherry season is just about at an end. At work we were given nearly 50kg [100lb] of cherries free from one of our grower clients. They were seconds that the retail market wouldn’t take but hey who cares. We all took our share but I had no idea what I was going to do with all of them, I certainly couldn’t eat them all before they went bad.
A quick search around Google and I found you could freeze whole cherries. Never heard of it before and if I’d paid retail for the cherries probably wouldn’t have tried it.
Well I tried my first lot at the weekend, defrosted at room temperature they were a bit soft but certainly edible. I’ve got nearly 3kg frozen and they were certainly worth the experiment, I think next time I’ll cut them up and have with natural yoghurt and other fruits.
Ah Summer, you can’t beat it can you ?