New plum jam process

Once our plum tree ripens each year, we scramble to make good use of the bounty before it goes bad. And since there are only so many plums our neighbors will accept, we make jam and as many other iterations as we can imagine.

The process of preparing the fruit for jam is labor-intensive and messy. So I did a bit more online research this year and found a new method. I plopped the washed plums (upper left) into a pot of boiling water with a splash of apple cider vinegar (upper right). After boiling for about 90 seconds, I transferred them to a bowl of ice water with a slotted spoon (lower right). Once the fruit cooled down, the skin slipped off and the pits separated easily (lower left). I added fresh lemon juice so the mixture wouldn’t brown. Even so, the process was still tiring and messy, but nowhere near as difficult as in the past.

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was a new plum jam process! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything!

Day 185 of 366. And Now Totaling 1,646 Days In A Row. Here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things!

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