Well, not so much smuggling as mixing with sugar and putting in jars.
I got purple and yellow wild (at least feral) plums and have been jamming for a day and a half. They are yummy. (Warning to Gary Hawbaker: SOUR is in the title for a reason.) I had some of each color left over and did a mixed batch. It is gorgeous! Fuschia or heliotrope. And sweeter as I used the full sugar recipe. I usually use the half sugar recipe. I'll try to put in photos but I'm on dial up so it will have to be in another entry.
There are tons more plums so I might try some plum butter. The jam is good thinned on angel food cake, as the jam between two layers of spice cake, in muffins, etc. I like it on toast too. Those of you (GARY) who like sweet sweet industrial jam will not like it so don't eat it. Stick with your smuckers.
I pickled some a few years ago but frankly didn't like the texture. Gritty. Same with the crab apples I tried to pickle. Yuck. If anyone knows how to make these things not gritty, please let me know.
I also made cookies today. I have too much stuff in the cupboard am and trying to use it up rather than buy more food. Cookies are good. Oatmeal cookies. Mostly I was trying to figure out what to bring to a bbq tomorrow and I didn't want to buy something crap to take so I made oatmeal cookies.
I've sorted through most of the crap from the move out of the apartment and back into one single residence (so so nice to walk to work again rather than drive and hour and 15 minutes). Hopefully I can maintain the sorting habit and keep chucking stuff I don't need or use.
OK, time to finish watching a video and hit the fart sack.