Remember my little miracle that happend back in spring? So this weekend, it was finally time to harvest the elderberries. I didn´t even take it all and look how huge this box is (also, note my fancy storage system).
Also, plums. So many plums. I counted and we have eleven plum trees in our garden. That happens when a garden is left unattended over 30+ years. There are a few unhealthy and old trees though which we´ll cut down this winter.
If you are from Bavaria like I am, you do this with plums: yeast cake. It´s divine and for me, the essence of summer. I made two sheets and put most of it in the freezer. I bet it tastes good in winter, too.
Also, I made plum butter for the first time. It turned out delicious. And there are eleven jars of elderberry jam. It´s such a hassle to make but so so good. (Also this stuff would make a great natural dye. My hands and nails are still black. Yikes.)
Next up, apples!