Braided Jam Bread

I’m on a bread kick again recently if you haven’t noticed. I like baking things I can actually eat for the remainder of the week without feeling guilty – like those chocolate M&M cookies! Today I’m using up a jar of that plum jam I made a few weeks ago, and turning it into a…

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Banana Upside Down Cake

There’s some seriously sticky humid weather going on here this week, wow. We haven’t had to have the air conditioning on more than the odd day or so pretty much all summer (which tells you how ‘summer’ has been for us up here) but this week it’s necessary. It’s been a scorcher of a season…

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Pectin-Free Plum Jam

It’s finally the time of year when your produce market is overflowing with selection and variety, and the prices are half the usual… more affordable and much much tastier. Fruits are plumper, juicier, and perfect for preserving. The fruit I chose for today is a version of black plum, the large round ones with dark skin and…

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