“I’ll  make Anne enough of my blue plum preserve to stock her jam closet for a year,” Marilla said… “Such a crop of plums I never remember at Green Gables.”



I’d always wondered what “blue plum preserves” were like when I was reading the Anne of Green Gables series. Twenty-ish years later, I finally found out!  My brother got a bumper crop of Italian prune plums from a neighbor so I made jam (to the left of the big jar) and chutney. The jar in the middle that looks like a science experiment will be plum brandy. (I don’t think they’d approve of that in Avonlea.)