gardening & foraging

Plum Jam

My parents dropped off a couple of kilos of plums from my step-grandmother’s garden. So we turned them into this.

Remarkably simple to make, very cheap and hugely satisfying. Just plums, sugar and water. Did I mention it was delicious?

Scones for tea tonight, which will go very well with combing through the first draft of book three. Incidentally, we should soon have the cover for this one. For those of you who loathe figures on the front, you’ll likely not be happy, but there’s no pleasing everyone.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

4 replies on “Plum Jam”

There is something deeply satisfying about making your own jam or anything else for that matter.

I don’t grow my own fruit or vegetables, although we have a pear tree,which was already in the garden when we moved. Truth is, like most folk, I’m time poor,but I try and buy from local farms or farmers markets if I can.

I’m proud to say, I do cook mostly everything from scratch myself though, and it doesn’t really take any more time, than taking things out of boxes, yet tastes so much better.

Your jam looks delicious, hope you enjoy it on top of your scones…

Hi Maria,

Time does seem to be the main obstacle, and is the only thing stopping me from getting an allotment in addition to the garden. But most of that is for certain periods of the year – for the majority of the time you just have to keep an eye on things while they look after themselves. Kudos for buying locally or from farmers markets though. And for cooking from scratch!

The jam was delicious, thanks. 🙂

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