plum and spearmint jam

This is my first post about food, I'm very excited and a bit afraid.
I love food and I love cooking, especially reinvented and modern Italian recipes.
Here you'll find some quick recipes for a light meal or snack and some more elaborate ones to prepare for friends and families.
I cook following the seasons and try to use local products as much as I can.

The other day I noticed we were out of jam and I had lots of plums, so I decide to make some jam!

It's the easiest thing ever. Chop some plums (they need to be nice and riped) and put them in a pan with some brown sugar and let it cook at a very low temperature for one hour.
During that time check consistency, the fruit should start to break and you my want to add a little bit of water.
At the very last moment add a bit of finely chopped mint (I grow lots of different kinds and my favourite for this jam is spearmint).

There you have your super natural plum jam!
If you want you can add some chopped almonds, they're lovely with the acidity of the plums.


  1. Congrats on your first food post! I love jam, but I've never tried to make my own. Yours looks very delicious. Hope to see many more food posts, I love Italian food, so I might get some inspiration for new dishes.

  2. Oh thank you so much Marieken! I love cooking, but I'm very new on this kind of post :) I would love to be able to post a weekly recipe!

  3. Hi Mirta!
    Your foto is gnammy! I'm going to make some jam today with the peaches I bought yesterday.
    I love homemade marmelade and I'm looking forwards to see other riceipes from you.

  4. Thank you so much Lisa for stopping by!

  5. That looks really good, I look forward for more food posts.

  6. Woot woot!...that's me cheering for you and your first food post. Totally awesome! So in my old age, I've realized what I don't like about most jams is that the fruit is usually stewed. So now I make my own jam....with FRESH fruit, pureeed, then with pectin and some lemon juice added.

    Everyone has their own favorite...yours looks divine! Thanks for sharing and keep em coming...

    1. Oh thank you so much Melissa!
      I understand what you mean about not stew the fruit, my problem is that I don't like pectin!


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