Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
DAMN SON, that's some nice Damson Plum butter! The sour skin and sweet flesh of muscadine grapes complement the tangy, sour damson plums as I cooked them down into deliciousness.
Muscadine grapes are big, juicy natives of the Southeast US--in some places they grow wild, and if you can't find them you can get them at a farmer's market. I pickled these ones for a tasty Autumn treat!
A recipe for jam made with wild muscadine grapes.