Thursday, August 21, 2014

Norwegian Summer Fruits

Is it too late for me to be writing about summer fruits?! The rain is starting to appear more and more here in Norway, but I think August still counts as summer, right? Good. :-)

One of the neatest things about renting our house has been to watch the flowers throughout the summer. I wish we would have taken weekly shots or something because different ones bloomed at different times and disappeared. Definitely a project for next summer!

Along with the gorgeous flowers, we've also had some fruit bushes and a fruit tree. We weren't sure what they were at first when tiny fruit began appearing, but after some research we learned we had black currants, red currants, gooseberries, and a plum tree.

We've been able to gather lots of fruit (especially from the plum tree - I have spent hours picking plums...) and make some delicious treats. We've had to freeze a lot of the fruit because we weren't using it fast enough.

If you have any recipe suggestions please let me know! (And please excuse the poor iPhone-quality photos...)

Black currant popsicles - Madi approved.

Plum bread
Top: black currant, red currant, gooseberries
Bottom: never-ending plums

Romanian plum cake from a friend who we gave plums to

Plum jam - our first attempt at jam-making!

Plum muffins

Plum squeeze pouches for Madi.

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