There can't be beach plums in Oregon because otherwise there'd already be an episode of Portlandia dedicated to cult of Beach Plum Jelly: foraged locally, strictly seasonal, old-timey recipe for an odd yet nonthreatening jelly, now with reduced sugar
The idea of a hot pepper jam didn’t even occur to me until my colleague channeled her inner-foodie and excitedly told me about ‘the best’ jam she’s ever eaten! She confessed she could smear it on just about everything. Well, maybe not everything.
Red currant jelly: frequently specified in recipes, rarely seen on store shelves. But all you need are some red currants, a jelly bag and a dream. And some sugar and a little no sugar pectin. (Ponder that koan while you cook the jelly...)