Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surprises in le jardin

It turns out our yard is teeming with delightful treats. We have so much fruit growing right now that I have no idea what I'm going to do with it all!


Red plums
Yellow plums
Figs that, once ripe, will be violet
I have a feeling I'm going to have to learn to make jam, and sooner rather than later otherwise there will be a lot of fruit going to waste.

Besides fruit we also have hazelnuts and tomatoes (the tomatoes being the only thing we actually planted ourselves).

I have no idea how we are going to eat all this!  So if you're in the Bordeaux area feel free to stop by and pick some fruit!


  1. I wish I was nearby! I'd definitely take you up on that offer :)

  2. Contact me at dennation2825[at] if you want to meet up! I am here until Saturday and then we will be travelling for the rest of the month.

  3. I don't have a garden myself, but my belle-pere who lives around the corner does. I love all of the homegrown goodness that comes my way but by the end of summer I've had enough of ratatouille and clafoutis :)

    1. Oh yes, my mother-in-law loves to make ratatouille with the veggies from her garden, but I don't mind that cause I don't get to eat it that often. What I really get sick of is all the homemade in-laws make tons of it, and I'm sure they will be taking advantage of all the fruits in our garden since I'm never going to use them all. Just, I'm not much of a jam person, but I always feel obligated to eat it...