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03 August 2016
Taste the Sunshine
I look forward to this time of year. It's fruit leather time! As a kid, my grandma would pick and pick and pick apricots and then spend days blending them all up, adding dashes of sugar and lemon juice, then letting the sun dry it all out. The taste was quintessential summer - tart and sweet and sunshine. The fact that it stuck to teeth and tongue and cheeks didn't hurt either.
This year, I didn't have apricots enough to make leather, but I did have plums. Never made plum anything before. Turns out, tiny plums take a loooong time to pit. Tiny plums are not sweet. But add a dash of honey and some time in a dehydrator that my husband surprised me with, and ta-dah! Fruit leather!
I sincerely hope that many of you get to eat something that brings back childhood summers. Soon.