You know that a pluot is a cross between a plum and an apricot, right? And that the wonderful, amazing Starr family lives right across the street from me, and always shares their incredible summer bounty.
So, this year, they gave us a giant 5-gallon bucket of pluots. Wowza! In the past I’ve made jam; this year I made pastries with them.
But most people simply enjoy biting into these crimson, juicy fruits.
I knew we couldn’t use them all up quickly enough, so I packed a few goodie bags to deliver to friends. And, with social distancing, I would just put the bag on the porch, ring the bell, and take off. Then I dictated the following text: “I left a bag of pluots on your porch.”
What could go wrong, right? Ah, you forgot this is Joniopolis. So my message actually read, “I left a bag of fluids on your porch.”
That’s right. A BAG OF FLUIDS. Just what everyone hopes to find at their front door. And during a Covid Pandemic. So if you get a weird text from me, just know that my intentions were good; my spell check not so much.
But summertime is a great time to curl up with books as well— find all of mine here!