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Monday, July 20, 2015

Mel's Zingy Jam (Plum Cardamom)

Companion photo to last week's still life with all the plums.  It took me a while to boil the plums down to jamminess, and I opted not to use pectin, although near the end of the process I did add some sugar in a moment of weakness.  (The jam is pretty zingy!)  I found a good homesteading website called Northwest Edible Life that had pectin-free jam-making info, and they suggested flavor zings for different fruit.  For plums, the dry zing was cardamom, which is a favorite of mine. I can get green cardamom pods at Natural Grocers, and I grind them up for super fresh cardamom!  The wet zing was port wine, which would probably be a good choice too, but I opted to leave it out.  Once I had pitted all the plums I counted the pits, and I had used 127.  It boiled down into 11 half pint jam jars worth.  Now I just need to work on my designer labels :)

8 comments:

Teresita said...

Genial! quiero la receta de como hacer el dulce de ciruelas!. Me encnata ver fotografias, quien puede sacar las fotos se convierte en los ojos ajenos donde miramos todos a trav├ęs de ellos. Sacas hermosas fotografias, te felicito!

Linda W. said...

Looks super yummy!

Gin G said...

Not only a great use for all those beautiful plums, but wonderfully photographed.

TexWisGirl said...

yum!

Gail Dixon said...

That looks so delicious! Can't wait to see your labels.

Rose said...

Looks delicious!

barbara judge said...

Plum jam -- sounds absolutely fabulous --- barbara

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Wow! That's a lot of plums! Love the repeating circles!