Monday, August 17, 2009

Plums are next

Walking around the campus today I saw that the red plum tree is full so right after work I picked enough to make another batch of jam. With the hot weather returning to PDX tomorrow, I'll be doing summer right.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


In addition to planting a small veggie garden for the first time in decades, this summer I've started canning again. My daughter came over and she helped me re-learn the jam making process with the figs I picked with my friend Crissy.

So now I want to pick the plums from the trees bordering my yard that are ignored by my neighbors and make a batch of plum jam - thought I would be able to do that today but the plums are still green.

Instead I was able to pick 3 cucumbers and made these refrigerator pickles. The roma tomatoes there in my refrig are from Crissy's garden - salsa is next on my list!