February 6, 2015


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However - this  a gratitude post.

2015 is my year with some weekly gratitude posts.  Keeping it simple might be the way to go for me I think.

Today I am grateful for online friends - and sharing some links.  I have been inspired by these two lovelies - Sue from Living the Good Life and Sue from You Can Call Me Sue to actually make something from all those plums.

The jaboticabas were eaten just as they came from the tree.  However I really wanted to be creative with the box of plums.  

I haven't really had much luck with preserves in the past.  However I decided to soldier on and try it.  By jove I think it worked.

Using this receipe - thanks baby-mac - it was all pretty easy. 

So now that I have had success (all worked out) I will  tackle some other preserves. Certainly we have gluts of fruit and veg at some times of the year.  Chilli jam next I think.

cheers Wendy 



Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Aww chook :D Thanks for the mention, glad the preserving went well, what's next? I might do some more tomorrow, will see, I finished my book today so no excuse not to do anything :D

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

Glad to hear it all went well my mum adds slices of ginger to her bottled plums and it is divine with vanilla ice cream.

gpc said...

I had never even seen a jaboticaba until your previous post! I would love to find some so I'll keep my eyes open at a grocery near me that often stocks 'exotic' fruits and veggies. I made grape jam -- or attempted to -- last year, but it didn't gel so we labeled it "grape elixer." Clearly I am not a jam expert. :)

Sue said...

Well done you!!!! Another domestic goddess to join the ranks!!

Carol Z said...

This looks so good. I debate jam making every year, but I use so little that it's not a great idea. I do make cranberry sauce and keep froze cranberries around into the winter. So good with yogurt.