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Summer Fruit Bowl


Back in midwinter, I posted a picture of my new, very beautiful fruit bowl – a Yule gift – filled with winter fruit – oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit.  
Yule bowlThen in Spring I posted a picture of it filled with spring fruit – pawpaws and strawberries in my part of the world.


And now it is full of mangoes and grapes. The first of the mangoes is j-u-st getting ripe. I admit we’ve cut a few a bit too early, impatience winning out. And still, really not quite there.  Another week or so and it will be properly mango season. I have some jars of green mangoes salted on the bench and tomorrow I’ll make green mango pickle with them, and in a few weeks when the stringier, later mangoes get ripe I’ll make some mango and tomato chutney. But most will be mango smoothies and mangoes in salads and mango oatcakes for breakfast and lots just eaten as they are.

The grapes too are just coming on, maybe enough for a small batch of mosto cotto this year, but most will just be eaten as they are.  Always something to fill the bowl.

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  • Meg January 8, 2017, 8:22 am

    Hi, Linda. That fresh fruit looks delicious and I love your fruit bowl!!! I have just discovered your blog this morning and feel like it’s a place I could learn more about the things I’m interested in. I have a suburban garden where I manage to grow a bit of food (at the moment that’s salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini + herbs + one mandarin tree) so look forward to coming back to your blog here and finding out more about what you grow and picking up some tips. Meg:)

  • Linda January 8, 2017, 8:28 am

    Hi Meg, welcome! One of the things I like about Comments is that I get to find some new blogs too.

  • Chel January 8, 2017, 9:40 am

    Linda, I have been following your blog for a number of years now. I love your sourdough posts. I made my own starter last year so have been experimenting with different recipes. Your bowl of fruit looks fabulous. We have problems with frost and fruit fly here unfortunately so my hubby has given up trying to grow too much fruit.

  • Linda January 8, 2017, 9:50 am

    Hi Chel, I don’t get frost here, but I do get fruit fly. The mangoes seem pretty resistant but I give up on stone fruit.

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