Summer fruit means dusting off the preserving jars and stocking up on sugar.
So far I have 9 jars of plums and 7 jars of apricots preserved and 6 jars of raspberry jam, and 3 of apricots done.
There are still more plums on the tree so I need to get out there but the rain has put a spanner in the works. Hopefully they don't split now with the dampness.
The jam looks great and the fruit has all come up pretty well too. Talk about having your hands full though with a pot of boiling water to sterilise jars, the oven on as a secondary sterilisation, syrup bubbling away, and the lids boiling. It sure is hot and not a place for a young child! The end result is worth it though and in the middle of winter some plums or apricots will be a lovely treat.
Considering the start to the year I am pleased with progress on the fill the pantry plan.