Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Little Jam a Little Finish and Some Virtual Cocktails.....

Gentle Friends...it's now the lazy fog enveloped days of Summer here by the Bay and once again I'm rattling the pots and pans to make some jam.  Last Sunday a good friend our ours brought us a few pounds of wonderful Satsuma plums... I asked him how much his tree was producing and he said that about every other year there's a bumper crop and this the year.... so far he's gotten over 100lbs of plums.  Yesterday we headed over to Berkeley where he lives and he gave me about 16+ lbs to make some jam with...  so...

... with a trunk full of plums we headed back home and last night I got busy and stoned the fruit...

... I have two of my very largest mixing bowls full of fruit!!  Today I got busy making some jam...  I'm using Natasha's Kitchen recipe for Plum Jam.  It's a super recipe, no peeling, no pectin just some sugar and fruit!!  I made some a few years ago and it was delicious!!  It takes a couple of days but it's so worth the effort.  I post other snaps later.
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Last night I finally finished up the puzzle I've been working on for the last couple of weeks.  I made sure to only do about 5 or 7 pieces a night to make it last but then I just pushed through and found I was missing a piece... I found out that I had some help... if you look sort of dead center you can see that a piece of the puzzle was "taste" tested by one of the Who Hounds... I think it was Smokie,   but here's a snap, and that sucker is still wet!!  It was a fun puzzle to put together.  I think I need to have bigger puzzles with more pieces so that they last longer....???
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My work is having a virtual Zoom Cocktail party tomorrow afternoon and I've hauled out some Bourbon's to decide which to make into some Old Fashioned's or a new to me drink "Revolvers"... which are made with bourbon, Kahlua, and a dash of orange bitters and an orange twist... sounds delish!!

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That's about it for today sports fans.  I'll post a snaperoo of The Beatitudes over the weekend.   
Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

9 comments:

  1. Mmmmm, plum jam sounds delicious. Love the puzzle with the "tasty" piece. I hope you enjoyed your cocktail hour.

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  2. I can't tell you how amazing those plums look to me! We can't grow much fruit-wise here in the Cold, Cold Land of Nod (other than apples), but growing up with had a farm and the most delicious plum trees. How I miss those! Grocery store ones just aren't the same. Nice finish on the puzzle.... ~Robin~

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  3. I enjoy jam making and am hoping that the pick your own fruit farms will be open here soon in England to get enough strawberries for my yearly jam making day. There is nothing like home made jam. x

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  4. Love, love plum jam! Would be great on some hot biscuits!
    How are things going in San Francisco? Many place opening up??

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  5. Those plums look wonderful. I wish I had a bunch of them to make jam. Mmmm.

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  6. The plums looks incredible, Edgar! Lovely puzzle you put together! Happy Friday!

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  7. Those plums are beautiful and the jam sounds yummy! Enjoy your cocktail party and your weekend!

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  8. That jam is going to be wonderful. I hope to try some peach freezer jam later this summer. Hope the zoom party was fun!

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  9. Okay puzzle whiz, you need larger more complicated ones to satisfy your intricate gray matter. The plums look delectable and we just may do a virtual jamming party ala Natasha with you.

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