Pectin-Free Plum Jam

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This pectin-free jam is much thicker than syrup, but still easily spreadable–just the way my family likes it.  Avoiding pectin allows you to limit the sugar in your jam.  This recipe has twice as much fruit as sugar.

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Adventures with Cherries

Sweet cherries are in season.  Here are some of my cherry dessert attempts and winner.

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Sweet Bing Cherries

The first summer my husband and I were married, we knew someone who knew someone who had sweet cherry trees.  That someone had more cherries than they wanted, and since we loved cherries, we were invited to come and pick cherries from their tree.  We were having fun, and ended up picking gallons of cherries. Continue reading