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.
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....???
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!!
That's about it for today sports fans. I'll post a snaperoo of The Beatitudes over the weekend.
Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!