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?
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.
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.
Lemonade Fermented with Whey results in a tangy, bright and fizzy summer drink. Add Plum Syrup, or any other stonefruit, and enjoy a truly delicious, nutritious and seasonal drink.
Capture the goodness of fresh plums in this deeply spiced tangy sauce.
Plums made spicy and sweet for a dipping sauce makes a nice gift, preserves well and goes with savory or sweets. It can be made with plums or apricots. Keep the seeds in to up the heat! Works with chips and veggies too.
Santa rosa plums w/ a hint of chocolate, sage and honey.
Sweet plum jam with a hint of cinnamon (in German and English)
Cranberries and plums come together into one delicious, spreadable fruit fiesta at home sandwiched between cookies or spread on toast.
Recipes for Cranberry Jalapeno Jam and Spiced Port & Plum Jelly.
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