once upon a time
there was a cornflakes box . . . [ template here ]
in real time, every year
our neighbour kindly brings round a bagful of tiny plums
they were a little sharp so we stewed them
and ate them with vanilla ice cream :
> bring 500g of plums to the boil with 4 tbsp water + 2 tbsp sugar.
> tuck a cinnamon stick + 2 stars of anise amongst the plums, turn heat down to a gentle simmer + leave fruit to bubble slowly until tender - 10/20 minutes depending on ripeness.
[ from tender ]