Today I am up to my ears in fruit which needs dealing with. From the Abergwili £1 boxes yesterday I picked up purple plums (about 8 lbs of them). Some have been stewed up to be frozen, and the rest I will probably make chutney with, as today it was cherries from there, 2 punnets of very ripe ones for £1, so I got 4. I'll have to stew those up tonight. Yesterday's rhubarb is cooked and ready to be eaten as desserts for the next few days.
I also started Beer Bread this morning - in fact, it is a no-knead 5 minute Artisan Beer Bread, and it is slowly developing down in the kitchen now. Should be ready about bed-time, which is never good as freshly baked bread smells SO wonderful! I will take a photo tomorrow.
I am now pondering about drying the cherries rather than cooking them (need more room in the freezer really). I will need to pit them, but I have a cherry stoner in my drawer, so watch this space.
I dried the very few Redcurrants I had, and the last picking of Blackcurrants last week. Took much longer than expected, but they have dried nicely and are now in a glass storage jar. I hate using plastic storage for anything, and collect good sized glass jars when I see them at car boot sales etc.