When we bought our house a few months ago, our spacious backyard was definitely a great selling point…What we didn’t notice was the big plum tree quietly sitting there, just waiting for us!
Now, we have so many plums we don’t know what to do. Except bake, of course. I have never gone out of my way to make anything with plums, let alone buy them. I think they are a fruit that tends to get overlooked. Or maybe I have just avoided them over the years. When I was a kid, maybe five or so, I was walking down by the lake with my mom and aunt. My mom found a plum tree, picked one, and was so excited about bringing it home. I proceeded to ask if I could see it and then threw it in the lake. I thought it was hilarious…but really I was just the worst. I have brought it up to my mom, who doesn’t seem to remember the whole ordeal. I was probably a little jerk too many times for her to keep track of it all. Now we have a tree, giving us too much fruit, so I guess I’m way overdue to make my mom some muffins. Continue reading