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?
Tiny, enigmatic ground cherries can enrich the flavor of other fruits. Here, they mix with frozen summertime plums to make a wonderful fall jam.
I love using this old school English plum in this jam recipe with my favourite hedgerow tipple made from foraged sloes. Superb on a hot toasted crumpet or on a scone with clotted cream and a pot of tea. Mmmm
I was totally surprised by how tasty this sweet, tart and spiced plum jam turned out.
What to do with a glut of plums? Savor the spicy with the sweet! Try this Jalapeño-Honey Plum Jam... click to read more.
Santa Rosa Plum Jam with Dark Chocolate
Small-Batch Canning - Mix and Match!
For the Love of Small Batch Canning: Spice plum jam.
Our local plum variety used to be the plum of choice for jam manufacturers. When combined with English lavender it makes a colourful preserve worthy of a royal garden party.
Roasting isn’t just for meat. Next time you find a delicious bunch of plum tomatoes in the farmer’s market, or if you want to give your next fruity jam a kick, try roasting the fruits first.
A quick, small-batch plum jam. Lemon verbena highlights the tartness of the plums.