The plum jam is delicious. Something magical happens to plums when they're cooked - they get this amazing depth of flavour and earthy, wonderful deliciousness. A spiced plum butter is my favourite thing that I preserved last year, so I made sure to try some jam this year. And some spiced pear butter (same recipe, different fruit) is going to be put up, too.
*Edited to add: there's a free download of those cute labels, in several different designs and colours, here.
I haven't gotten to the fruit leather yet - my other plums are still very, very firm, so I have a few days to get that experiment going.
I return to work next week, and I think I'm ready for it. We have the most beautiful Septembers, and I get to travel in our little neck of the woods quite a bit, which I enjoy. Speaking of which, I'm looking for some new music to listen to while driving around - any suggestions?
If you're in Irene's path, I hope that you're prepared and safe to ride out the weekend.
Take care, and have a safe weekend!