Thursday, July 14, 2016

FROM START TO FINISH

 When we were in Rockin, Sue gave me a large bag of plums from their tree.


Preparation is always the biggest job.  Getting the jars and lids sterilized.


In the pan with 2 cups of water to simmer away for the juice.
 

 All my canning equipment ~ haven't used it for a very long time.

Jars ready, juice ready, lids ready...Let the music begin.

 The hardest part is the standing and stirring, and stirring, and stirring, and....

Six jars and a bit left over  ~~ Guess what I did with some of that??
 
Yep!!! Sourdough toast with butter and "Plum Jam."  I was pleased with the results.  Thanks Sue for the plums.  I'll bring you a jar in October!!!

22 comments:

  1. Delish!
    I used to do canning with a friend... the only way to do it or I would go nuts.
    We made a scrumptious fruit chutney that about six other friends claimed the recipe was theirs! We would always laugh saying, "We made our peach chutney today. What? No. It's not Gaynor's peach chutney. What? No. It's not Lilian's peach chutney. What? No..."
    Everyone swore it was theirs!
    Didn't matter to me who the original "inventor" was. It was darn good chutney!

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    1. h it sounds wonderful...I think it was Suzanne's chutney. I've never made it...would like to try sometime.

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  2. That looks so tasty Wanda. So good of you to take some back to your friend. My son-in-law loves to can things he grows himself. It sweet that he shares. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. A lost art in many ways. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, and we canned everything. Mom made the best pickled peaches ever.

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  3. I haven't made my own jam in way too long. Guess I'm a little too late to do strawberry and that's my favorite. Maybe I'll find some red raspberries.
    :0)

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    1. If I have the fruit, I really enjoying the process. My favorite is Apricot-pineapple, but not near the orchards like up North.

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  4. You are making my mouth water.....the jam looks fabulous. Can't wait until October.

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    1. I was planning jelly, but the pulp strained through so, it's jam.

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  6. That looks really fun! So did you can plum juice or jam? Either would be delicious!

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    1. I was planning on jelly, but when I put it through my sieve...a lot of the pulp came through so it turned out more like jam. It's really dark as the plums are those "blood red" ones.

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    2. Lovely color! I bet it tastes wonderful!

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    1. Love it on Toast. It turned out really nice.

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  8. Well done and enjoy your jam.
    Love

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  9. My great-grandmother used to make peach jelly and can peaches and tomatoes. She made tomato butter too. But I am one of those to whom the art is lost. I know it is a lot of work and even though it tastes good, I'll just go to the store. I am very impressed that you make your own jam/jelly.

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    1. Oh my I would love to have tasted tomato butter...how interesting is that? I don't always make my own, Kathy...but when someone gives me that much fruit...it calls for jam, HaHa. I like the jams and jellies from Trader Joes.

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  10. I bet it's delicious. I bet you could even put it over vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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  11. I think plum jam may well be my favourite actually, esp on banana bread. I'm sure yours is totally yummy.

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