Not sure what I’ll have left to occupy my time when I’m elderly, if I’m making jam in my spare time in my 30′s!

I only had two hours jam-makin’ time to spare between work and an pre-screening of Dark Knight, so I had to be succinct and organized.

The fruit guy at the farmers market had been more zealous than ususal when he came by with two enormous bags of plums in exchange for a few loaves of leftover bread.

There was no way in hell I was going to eat them all…not without spending the next week on the toilet.

So, why not make some jam?! People do that, right?

82 year old women, especially!

What I learned is, you can make jam in exactly two hours. Also, if you slice your hand open, you need to just let it go and move on.

I also learned that the secret to jam is to boil everything and then boil it again. Boil the jars, the lids…even your hands to stop the bleeding!

http://www.pickyourown.org/plumjam.htm