obstWhile I am a bit sorry the days are getting shorter, I revel in the wonderful fruit this season provides. This morning I got a delivery of apples, pears and grapes. Not to forget damsons and plums. Delicious!

A colleague of mine owns three apple trees and has given me several kilos of windfall, which I have made into apple sauce and put into the freezer. My next plan is to make damson jam, and possibly even pear jam. If I don’t find the time for all this jam-making, I just prepare the fruit and dump them into the freezer.

What are your favorite fruits of autumn? Do you do anything special with them?

– Rike Horstmann

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High school teacher. Soccer fan (Werder Bremen, yeah!). Knitter and book-binder. Devotee of mathematical puzzles. German.