Sour plums make for sweet jam: tart and perfect for adding nontraditional spices. Think habaneros or cardamom and get the canning pot ready! These recipes are made with non-freestone plums, so the bulk of the work is in pitting. Happy canning!
Making wild vinegar is really neat, but what happens when you use that up and it's not cider pressing season yet? I tested out a theory using store-bought, pasteurized cider and the "gunk" left in my raw cider jar. Did it work? "Mother" says yes!
Making butter is totally easy, especially if you have a food processor. Raw butter won't stay fresh forever, though - so it's great to be able to freeze some for future months. What's my secret for perfect pats of frozen butter???