Thursday, September 16, 2010

♪ Best Friend ♪

This garden season, I made a new best friend !

I can't tell you how many times I've referenced this great book as I learned about putting garden produce by. I canned salsa recently, and before that made pickles and plum jam.

The plum jam was fun to do. After visiting a garage sale we found out they had a plum tree full of ripe fruit for the taking. As is usual, the picking, cleaning and cutting was the hardest part of this process. But in the end, we froze even more fruit than we were able to turn into jam. Maybe in the depths of winter we'll make a few more jars of jam.

Here are a few more pictures of the plum jam project. I just used the plums and some sugar . Here are the exact numbers: 5 cups of chopped plums, 3 cups of sugar, and 3/4 cups of water. I cooked this mixture for about 1.5 hrs until it seemed 'gelled'. Then I poured it into the jars, and processed them in a boiling water bath for 25 minutes (I live at high altitude). Pretty easy !

Hope everyone's summer is going well too !

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

I noticed that a lot of my blogging buddies are canning and preserving this year. It must've been a bountiful harvest all around.

I never have done that because I don't have access to a garden and large quantities of anything - I buy as I go, but when I was young my family did all that and it was fun to watch and good to eat.

I'm sure everything will be so delishious in the winter :-)