Having launched our Plum Star Anise Pepper Jelly this week, I thought it celebratory to add a little spice to our blog by way of a poem to highlight the merits of our plums!
I hope this little escapade will still educate and inform you! Enjoy!
Our gems, seductive, round and sweet
Gorgeously fruity, handy, complete!
Deeply dense, softly holding juice
Shielded, surrounded, in a fine red wine suit.
Contained within a heart of firm golden flesh
That houses the compact stone core
This crisp vigorous sustainable variety
Will satisfy, I’m sure
They are powerful to move you,
Health giving to consume,
Protecting, repairing, subduing, repelling
Preventing anxiety, strength in the blood,
Inflammation reducer, antioxidant profuse
Reducing our sugars, save our bodies from abuse,
Health studies have proved strong disease to dilute
These dainty deserts will put up a fight for you
Their origin boasts of Asian roots,
China and Japan have since shared their purple fruit
With Spain, Italy, and Portugal too
South Africa, Chile, Argentina and US will also produce them for you
This species of plum are hardy and strong,
Their storage can last three months long
Into December when our intent will be
To Celebrate with Plum Star Anise Pepper Jelly!
So we heat them slowly, spice them up good
This robust fruit will relent soon
As with prepping and heating they become
Warm and tangy, loose and dripping
The poached Angeleno plum
So scrumptious to the tongue
So luscious when swallowed
The savour of vanilla ice cream perfectly complemented.
Side line it with pork, give it some goose,
Chicken it, Cheese it, Chinese duck it,
Glaze your roast vegetables and give them a spruce
Team it with tuna, or baba ganouch,
The addition of scotch bonnet peppers
And star anise spice
Takes GENNY GRAHAM up a few notches
Thanks for checking in!
Published 5th August 2021