Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ideas for using Bayview plums

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Are plums piling up? Bayview's trees typically bear fruit later in the season than others, even those whose homes are close as the east bay.

But even in Bayview, the season is coming to and end. The last of the plums will go to pests, compost, or preserves.

If you know a couple tricks, it's easy to turn the plum pile into jam or sauce. In fact, the more ripe the plum, the sweeter the result.

Quick tips include adding pectin, playing with a touch of ginger root, and trying the results in your cooking (if you can stop eating toast and jam).

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