In our defense, that thing that happens happened tonight: Lamberts Cove just gets nicer and nicer as the afternoon flows into evening. As the summer winds down, this only happens more intensely.
A perfect August scene: warm, wind-less and dry makes us feel like there is nowhere else on earth we'd rather be.
And, then oblivious to the bedtime rituals that await, O starts picking beach plums. Still clutching the heavy bags and wiggly baby, as the clock nears 7pm, I feel the powdery sand under my feet and let him lead me into dunes to pick from the low bushes.
Without a word, we both know where our precious blue, purple and rosy plums are going . . .
Right into our Sunday morning.
Usually featured in jams, meat sauces or liquors, we dropped these antioxidant & vitamin c-rich plums into a sweet breakfast sauce.
Beach Plum Syrup
1 T local honey
1 big handful of beach plums, pitted & halved
1 T+ water
1 t orange zest
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat ingredients for about ten minutes.
Serve over your favorite breakfast carbs with a kiss of maple syrup. The lively flavor, vivid color and memories of plum-picking are sure to give your morning a boost.
PS Our pancake ritual was featured in Simplicity Parenting's newsletter this month. We are so pleased and honored!