Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wild Plum Jam


Some of our favorite summer pleasures are wild plum jelly, butter and jam. A couple of years ago, my precious father-in-law shared his recipe with the McDowell girls and taught us the fine art of making jelly. We spent a week learning from him. So many good memories! Now, we are trying to carry on the tradition. My sweet and very talented niece does the lion's share of the work, but I am happy to help as her jelly-making assistant and dishwasher. Lots of fun!

I hope you're having a great weekend!


hmuxo said...

Amazing painting, Darla!

Linda Nickles said...

This painting is outstanding, Darla!

Azra said...

The depth of colour in the fruit and jelly is just gorgeous!!
I have a bowl of these wild plums that a friend of mine gave to me.

Wendy Barrett said...

Just catching up on all your latest work Darla. Gorgeous!! You have such a great distinctive style!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Hilda, Linda, Azra and Wendy! :)