Neighbor's tree full of mystery fruit? Think they're plums? Dry some!
Dried plums make great toppings for salads, granola, ice cream or as a snack. Tossed with citric acid, a teens of sugar and some chilly powder for kick!
A long-cooked blackberry jam, made in the French style with no pectin. OK, I used quince juice for pectin. But it's good without it, too. The long cooking provides a roasted, almost caramelized, flavor. Nice change of pace for fall.