Today on Blue Monday I'm showing the "ERIK" plum......but really it's the beautiful BLUE sheet covering the lil' table.
This plum came to mind because the season is starting for these plums in Turkey soon. This photo was taken in Izmir when I was there a couple of years ago. I love these lil' tart sweet plums. Last time my husband went over to Turkey he brought me a bag of them in his suitcase......I guess customs didn't spot them. I just pop them in my mouth like candy...in North America I've never seen them though except in a can...which is not the same taste to me. Anyone here I gave a taste of that plum there faces would squint and say WOW!!! that is sour.
Between the months of mid April and May these plums are available in the markets....or just about on any busy corner. They have a unique tart and sour taste, unlike other plums...it's quite hard and crunchy.
It is best tasted when consumed chilled and /or covered with salt......I have never eaten it that way. I'm not a salt fan and the thought of all that salt makes me shiver.....I can see the high blood pressure rising. It is so popular in Turkey that the fans can hardly wait for the season to start.
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