Dried plums (AKA prunes)


I’ve seen TV commercials for a product called “Sunsweet Plum Amazins.”  They are dried plums which are being marketed as dried plums.



(I’d always thought that, in the English language, dried plums were called “prunes,” in the same way that dried grapes are called “raisins.”  Evidently I am wrong about this.  Dried plums, in the Sunsweet universe, are their own thing.)



My late great-aunt Estelle always said that the trees in her yard were “Italian prune trees.” I always wanted to tell her that they were plum trees, but I didn’t want to correct her, as I loved her dearly, and also she was much bigger than me.



I’m sure that some plums make better prunes than others.  But still!



On the same topic, more or less: my friend Apollonia has a thing for sour cherries.  I watch for them on her behalf, and I noted them the other evening in the King Arthur catalog. 



A jar of sour cherries to make one pie costs $14.95 (plus shipping)! 



Apollonia can go without those cherries, thank you very much.  At that price, anyway.



Maybe I’ll get her some dried plum/prunes instead, whatever you want to call them.



She can use the fiber.





About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to futureworld@cox.net.

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