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?
Neighbor's tree full of mystery fruit? Think they're plums? Dry some!
Dried plums make great toppings for salads, granola, ice cream or as a snack. Tossed with citric acid, a teens of sugar and some chilly powder for kick!
What to do with one single stalk of rhubarb? Introduce it to the overripe plums on the container and some 4oz jars and make a teeny batch of jam.
This recipe works with either brandy or rum.
Plum Apple Butter with fall spices. So easy and makes your house smell amazing. My new favourite spread.
Take a walk on the wild side. It is all about consistency; jams you dollop but cheeses you slice.
My only piece of advice - use bigger plums!!
Wild beach plums are a seasonal treat. Back in the day picking the fruit and making jelly was very popular. Nowadays, the focus on the fast fabulousity of East Hampton means all the more plums for us!