Ramps were highly prized by the American Indians in part because of their high vitamin content and blood-cleansing properties. They boiled them, fried them, and dried them for winter to use. Me, I'm going to pickle them!
It takes a bit of work to make the fruit juice required for a colorfully translucent jelly. A proper ratio of fruit, pectin, acid, and sugar is required; do not fret, it is not nearly as complicated as it seems.
Pickled Plums: slightly spicy, deliciously different, traditionally served as an accomaniment to grilled pork, ham, or a cold roast beef platter, the leftover syrup can be used as a basting sauce for spareribs or home-made barbeque sauce.
I wanted to find the perfect balance between fruit and vegetable, something simple so the colors and flavors enhanced each other like Ying and Yang, Popeye and Olive Oyl, Yogi and Boo-Boo, and I wanted children to enjoy the taste too.