Italian plums and peaches are in season right now! Make the most of summer with this easy cobbler recipe.
Dish Count :: 1 Bowl, 1 Knife, 4 8-oz Wide Mouth Mason Jars
The smell of Italian plums gets me every time. Growing up my grandma and grandpa had two great big Italian plum trees in their backyard that absolutely exploded with fruit every summer. They were endless, and you couldn’t go in the back yard without gathering entire grocery bags full of them, only to carry them inside and find my grandma, Babi, at the counter putting them into a new baked treat for all of us to enjoy. It’s one of my fondest memories of that house and my grandparents. And making an easy fruit cobbler recipe with the plums and peaches I had on hand was the perfect tribute.
While I was making these, smelling those plums and making these cobblers, I had the feeling I needed to call her. So I did. And I couldn’t have picked a more bittersweet day to do so.
Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of my grandpa’s passing. I was 13, it was half of my life ago and still I miss him more than I can imagine at times.
It was just an instinct that I needed to make that phone call, and it was both exactly what we needed. To talk about “Dedo”, remember that plum tree and all of those happy memories just for a few minutes.
That house, with those plum trees, was the first house they were able to purchase after moving to the United States. So many years of hard work and savings, after moving to a new country with literally a suitcase between them and my mom. That house was a home, and I miss it and my grandpa dearly. And anytime I can savor Italian plums, or make this easy cobbler recipe, it takes me back and makes me smile.
It was a bittersweet day.
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