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Plum Torte

I know this picture looks sort of like burnt pepperoni pizza, but it isn’t. It looks like that because the cinnamon on top of the plums darkened in the oven. The plums were fine though and the torte was a success.

After turning most of the plums from our trees into plum jam, I used the rest to make an Original Plum Torte. This recipe comes from The Splendid Table which is a National Public Radio show “for people who love to eat”. Continue reading

Plum Jam From Our Own Trees!

Last week our plum trees were full of ripe plums. I went out to pick them and brought in a bowl containing two and a half kilos of plums! About 30 minutes later, there was a soft knock at the door. It was some little neighbor boys asking if they could pick some plums too. So cute! They’ve been coming back almost everyday to pick more plums, but I’m pretty sure they’ve picked all of them by this point. Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich – all from scratch

I recently had the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich of which I made all the parts from scratch! Yummy! There’s no pic for this post, but you know what peanut butter and jelly looks like. Try it yourself – it’s worth the extra effort.

Homemade Peanut Butter

Tart Plum Jam

Wheat Bread

Tart Plum Jam

Update, May 2010 – I now have another recipe posted for plum jam. The new version is shelf-stable (uses real canning techniques) and is slightly easier because it doesn’t involve straining out the pits. Here’s the new plum jam post.

Plums are in season lately, which is great because they’re one of my favorite fruits here. We even have some plums from the 2 plum trees in our yard. I’m not that into making jam, but I love this jam and it’s pretty simple to make. Also, you don’t necessarily need canning supplies and pectin to make some jams, including this one. The pits in the plums actually have pectin in them that helps the jam thicken (at least these plums do). If you store this jam in the refrigerator and eat it within a month or 2, you don’t need to be so particular about having the right kind of jar or sealing it closed with heat. Continue reading