“What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?” — Logan P. Smith
We made this sweet-tart jam using homegrown cherry plums from our back yard. We are fortunate to live in an apartment with one golden cherry plum tree, two red cherry plum trees, and a fig tree in the garden. We made golden (pictured) and red cherry plum jam and shared it with our neighbors. It’s fun to eat foods grown where you live, and we always leave plenty of plums for the birds. This jam is great with crusty bread, on an English muffin, or in a PB&J sandwich. Click here for the recipe.
Canning Fact: Home canning grew in popularity during World War II, when the harvest of “victory gardens” was canned.