Its apricot season... and cherry and nectarine and plum... And oddly enough, I’m rather thankful that strawberry season came just before my beloved stone fruits. My family is lucky enough to have a family friend who grows the most beautiful apricots. Just right, not too mushy (though the mushiest and juiciest of stone fruits usually is the best in my opinion) and full of apricot flavour! However, like most fruits, they all choose to ripen at the same time, leaving bucket loads of fruit for only one person. Thank the world for sharing!
Our family friend came by on Monday with one full bucket of freshly picked apricots for us. My mum then decided to go shopping and returns home with a 5kg box of Apricots, which she purchased for only $5. She made jam with half of the apricots and then pitted the rest, sprinkled them with sugar and freezed them for use throughout the year.