Carolyn Cordon
4 min readMay 3, 2023


Dry Your Own …

Plums I feel are very yum
I love to have them in my tum
Dry them out in the oven?
That’s an idea I’m really lovin’!

bowl with dried friut, nuts, vegetables and seeds

A little poem to open up this article, which will be about dryin fruit using your own oven. Air Fryers are the go at the moment, and I have one of those, or rather we have one of those, in our kitchen.

I don’t feel ownership for that device though, in the same way I feel ownership of the oven. When my husband retired, and became my carer, taking on the cooking of our evening meal, and various housework tasks, he also began bringing more such devices into the kitchen.

I know one should be gender specific, but I do feel men tend to like fiddling around with various tools, wheras women are more inclined to stick with the ordinary things that have been around ‘forever’ because they do the job well …

I know many people may disagree about that, so feel free to leave a message, telling us all about it, I love having discussions about things, as long as no-one gets hurt!

Anyway, today I decided to try out a plum as a dried fruit to go with my lunch. I often include an item of fruit I’ve dried out in the oven, bananas and pears being the items most often used. Today though, a plum was my fruit of choice.



Carolyn Cordon

Writer & Presenter — Poetry, prose, blogging, editor Mallala Crossroad Chronicle. Words are my tools, I use them well!