Saturday, December 18, 2010

Out-of-body experiences

I think I just had the closest possible thing to an out-of-body experience you could possibly have without doing something that is illegal in most countries.

I ate this plum.


In fact, I only ate half of that plum. The wife was standing next to me with the other half, discovering nirvana. It wasn't until I finished the plum that I realised there was purple juice running the length my arm - it was a measured effort not to lick it up. Okay, so maybe I licked a little.

Its the first piece of awesome gifted to us from our Mariposa plum tree. I only put it in last year, and typically you'd remove the fruit in the first few years to let it put some growth on. But I decided to let it fruit this year because I don't like the thought of it becoming the giant it wants to be. I'm certainly not regretting this decision now - twenty minutes later, and the syrupy sweet goodness still lingers at the back of my mouth.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like it was pretty wonderful!
    Homegrown is soooooooo much better than things from the market. I had a similar experience the first time I grew carrots. Who could have imagined a carrot could be so.....divine!

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  2. I'm used to the kind of plum that you buy at the shop and think - "hmmm, yeah. I see why they call it stonefruit". These were so succulent.

    Completely agree on the carrots. There are mornings where I can loose time by walking out to the carrot beds, waving my hands through the foliage and just taking in the aroma.

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