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Plum Crazy

I have a Titus 2 Woman!

Half my adult life (atleast) I have prayed for a Titus 2 Woman.  And finally God has answered my prayer.  And my dear Titus 2 Woman at the May Farm is teaching me so much!  I am so grateful for her!

She not only teaches me, but her joy in doing what she teaches is contagioius, and so as I am busy about my house, I am finding great pleasure in being so! 

Well, last Saturday, she sent me home with a jar of plum juice, straight from her steam juicer, full of plums from a friends yard.  And with that plum juice, she sent instructions to make plum jelly. 

I followed her instructions, as I remembered and here is what happened…

I poured my beautiful red violet plum juice into a pan.

I added 3/4 cup sugar for every 1 cup juice.

I simmered over low heat stirring constantly to bring to a light boil and thicken.

I stirred, and stirred and stirred, for an hour.

I watched as my red violet juice turned to froth, and the color seemed to change to mahogony tone. 

But I thought to myself, ‘she said this is how to do it, and so I continued”

Suddenly, the thickens seemed to have taken over, and I knew I had to quickly get it into jars!  I assumed that when it cooled, it would be what it was suppose to be

So I tried to fill the small lovely jelly jars I had set aside for just such an occasion as my first jelly…

The funnel didn’t help…

So I tried going straight to the jar…

Going straight to the jar proved to be even more difficult

and painful, I burned my finger and the blister is huge!

I was so discouraged!!!!!

I thought I followed the directions!

I had to leave the mess in the kitchen for a time, adn then come back ready to clean up the mess.

It was a lengthy process to reheat the goo and get it off the the utensils, the pot, the jar, the counter…

All the while lamenting what could have been, if only I had followed the instructions more carefully.

I must have missed something! 

I did miss something…

The e-mail telling me this method won’t work for plum jelly, and the revised instructions!


Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits

In my home, our food tends to be seasonal.

It is fall, and that means more baking, more homemade breads, and stews.

We are in the house more, and I want the house to smell good, I find it keeps the residents happy!

We made these old fashioned Cinnamon Biscuits for breakfast, and I just had to share the recipe.

Note: Comfort Food, such as Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits, are not about health, these babies are packed with nothing good for your body, but they sure do bring smiles to the table and that is food for the soul!

2 Cups Flour

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Salt

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

3/4 Cup Buttermilk



8 Tbsp Butter, Softened

3/4 Cup Sugar

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Combine Dry Ingredients.  Mix in oil and buttermilk.  Knead dough lightly on floured surface.  Roll dough into 15×8 inch rectangle.

Mix all ingredients for filling.  Spread over dough.  Roll dough, so the log is 15 inches long. Slice into 8 slices.  Arrange in greased pie pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20min.

Serve Warm!