June 11, 2011
Without trying very hard, Devo and I have managed to make a tradition of our annual trip to Brentwood to pick some tasty stone fruits (apparently also called "Drupe") This year we were a group of 7; Myself and Devin, Chris and Monah, and Jeremy, Elaine and Zack! Unfortunately Chris and Kate were out of town this time, but we'll probably still share some of our tasty harvest with them.
I think the tastiest pick of the bucket this year was the cherries, as the apricots weren't quite ripe and the nectarines and peaches were all but gone. We stopped and had a picnic in the cherry grove, and managed to find a couple of trees with ripe apricots at another farm. The best eating of all though was in downtown Brentwood at what is quickly becoming our traditional stop, La Fuente. Great outdoor seating, plenty of shade from the hot sunshine, and ginormous plates of yummy Mexican food after eating way too many sweet stone fruits.
Our harvest currently sits in our freezer awaiting me and my motivation to make jam (recipe below) or bake something "rustic" (that was for you Devin).