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?
A simple plum jam with vanilla made from clingstone plums.
The Santa Rosa plum is rich and tangy, with soft flesh and a nice floral character. It’s yellow on the inside and red or purple on the outside. They tend to be smaller than commercially available plums, so require a little more work to make jam.
Tweaking a family favorite. With enough wild plums to experiment, I tried one with added pectin, one with no pectin and (the big winner) plum and pineapple with 5 spice.
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.
Tart plums add a perfect balance to sweet cherries in this truly summery jam.
A recipe based on one from Linda Ziedrich's The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves. Her recipe is for Damson plums and does not include cardamon.
Santa rosa plums w/ a hint of chocolate, sage and honey.
Sweet plum jam with a hint of cinnamon (in German and English)
Recipes for Cranberry Jalapeno Jam and Spiced Port & Plum Jelly.
Plum jam with a splash of bourbon...simple and spontaneous.