Last week when we were in Provo Elliott got up on a ladder and picked a bushel of plums for us to take home. I helped by talking on the front porch with Jackie the whole time and offering (halfheartedly) to hold the ladder. But now that I have them, I guess I need to do something with them, right?
I had planned all along to try a recipe from An Orgeon Cottage for Spicy Plum Sauce. But as I faced down the box of plums I decided to start digging for some other plum inspiration on Pinterest (see, I actually use Pinterest and don't just spend hours on it in vain). So today I processed the plums into:
* 6 pints and 9 half pints of Spicy Plum Sauce (though I didn't make it spicy)
* 5 half pints of Chinese Plum Sauce (different spices than the other Plum Sauce and this time I did make it spicy)
* 5 pints of Plums in Honey (5 with vanilla beans and 1 with a rosemary sprig)
* 4 quarts of simple canned plums in syrup
I hope to use the non-spicy Plum Sauce as a ketchup replacement for the girls, as a marinade, and as a stir-fry sauce. But I can't wait to try all of this - and to share some with Jackie!