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?
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.
Figure out how to make your own fruit jam recipe by getting the fruit to sugar ratio down.
How to build your own simple, sweet-tart jam from gleaned neighborhood plums.
I am lucky enough to live in San Diego, and to have a lot of friends with fruit trees. Really, most things grow well around here if you try hard enough, but even a tree that is neglected most of the year can yield some great fruit.
A recipe for an easy and fun way to use up summer's plum bounty. Beginner-friendly tips plus a lesson on looking at bubbles as an indicator of gel stage.
Just a couple of things to preserve some more of the summer fruit. I recently made Cherry Plum Jam and Raspberry Lime Syrup.
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