Monday, June 9, 2008

Apricot Anticipation

The apricot tree in my backyard actually has fruit on it this year. Whether or not it will varies from year to year. We always seem to have an early heat wave in Spring causing the trees to bloom out beautifully, only to be followed by a fluke snowstorm that wreaks havoc on the would be fruit. That was the drill this year, but for some odd reason the blooms survived and there is a good crop of apricots ripening nicely on the branches.

I'm keeping my eye on their progress because I plan to make a batch of apricot jam in the next few days. Gee, doesn't that sound domestic? If you saw the inordinate amount of take out containers in my trash, any question about my homemaking abilities would be immediately cleared up. I can make jam though. And since those apricots only come around every other year or so, that gives me just about the right recovery time between batches.
Hope your day is fruitful!


hunnybunny said...

I wish I had a fruit tree! I can't wait to see the finished product. I just wrote in one of my blogs how excited I was that strawberry season was almost here, so I can use my free labor. Um, I mean my munchkins to pick a lot for me so I get my jam done. Congrats on the fruit!

meleen dupré said...

apricot jam and butter on toasted english muffins....yum!!! (ohhh, i can taste it now!!!)


Anonymous said...

Oh yummy, send some apricot jam my way please.


m i c h e l l e said...

Oooh! I grew up in So Cal and SO miss picking apricots (and Meyer lemons!) ripe off the tree! Thanks for the treat of a post!