Strawberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries from the garden, French apricots and juicy cherries in the shops and on market stalls - it must be summer.
And what have I been doing with all these delicious summery fruits?
Well, naturally there's been lots of fresh cherry eating - they never seem to last long around here! And bowls of fresh strawberries for desserts and with bircher muesli for breakfast. There's several boxes of blackcurrants and gooseberries tucked away in the freezer for later, as well as various tubs of ice cream. I've also been making gooseberry and elderflower fools, hazelnut and blackcurrant tarts and muffins filled with apricots and blackcurrants. And finally, a really simple but utterly delicous dessert - baked apricots with a lovely almondy filling (here's the recipe).