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I’m still working my way through a plethora of plums thanks to my June Plum Tree. Today I’ve got this yummy plum preserve that’s perfect for all kinds of stuff: a sauce for red meat, a marinade for grilling or even a dip for seafood.  But first!  Last weekend, I murdered someone.

Or rather, Barbie Doss did.

Eight friends and I played out a live action who-done-it: Murder on Paradise Island!  It’s a murder mystery game by

Center Photo: (from left to right) Jim Aker, Anne Teega, Gran Ada, I. Shott the Sheriff, Martin Eque, Toby Aygo, Margarita A, Monty Serrat and Barbie Doss

You arrive to the party in character. For example, I was a night club singer that loves limbo and Clark Kent was a former cricket player from Australia. Over the course of the night, clues are revealed by each member of the group in an effort to discover Carrie Bean’s killer.  And it was me! We all had a fantastic time and I recommend this game to anyone who loves hamming it up.

Plum Sauce, adapted from The Cook’s Companion
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You will need:
1 pound plums, halved
3/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp whole coriander
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • Stone the plums and place them in a piece of muslin
  • Tie spices in muslin
  • Put plums and spices in large pot with plums, sugar, salt, ginger and vinegar
  • Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves
  • Cook for 20 minutes
  • Remove muslin bags
  • Place plums and sauce in blender and blend
  • Rinse pot and add blended sauce
  • Boil until desired thickness
  • Pour into hot, sterilized bottles and seal.  Store for at least 2 weeks
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  1. Sounds like you had a great time — did you have to sing or do the limbo?! 🙂 Love the flavor combos in your plum sauce — no mystery there, it looks delish!

    • There was singing AND limboing. It was not pretty 🙂

  2. This plum sauce looks delicious! Very flavorful. I bet it's great on chicken or shrimp!

  3. Ohh!! That sounds so lovely! What are you looking forward to using it with the most? How do you go about jarring?

  4. Oh I can think of so many things to do with that jar of plum sauce! Looks like you had a fabulous time at that party! 🙂

  5. How fun! I want in! 🙂
    This sauce sounds great. I was going to make plum jam but I think this can find more use in our home.

  6. I want a plum tree! I love plums so much. This sauce sounds fantastic–perfect for pancakes or waffles too!

  7. Oh, I love parties like that! It looks like you had a great time. I would love some of this sauce with really good vanilla ice cream.

  8. Will this work as well with peaches for meat you think? I have some peaches I need to use up and this looks like it would be good for it.

  9. So are there WANTED poster all over the Cayman's with your noggin on them? If I see you I'm turning you in for a case of this sauce 😉

  10. Plums are EVERYWHERE! And this sauce… oooo, lala, vinegar, sweetness, coriander, ginger! YUM!

  11. Awww, what a fun time! thanks for sharing the plum sauce

  12. I've always wanted to go to one of those parties! This plum sauce looks wonderful.

  13. Wow, interesting this plum sauce…coriander and ginger…very flavorful 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you have a great week!

  14. This plum sauce sounds terrific! I am so much into canning these days…

    And I loved the theme of the party!

  15. okay, who's the nightclub singer who loves limbo? 🙂

    Your plum sauce is calling me all the way over here!

  16. This plum sauce looks so delicious! I could use it to go along with so many dishes.

  17. That looks like an awesome theme party! What fun! Who knew you liked to ham it up! ;- } And I love the plum sauce. I am all about plums this summer and I would put a sauce like that on anything and everything! (I want your plum tree!)

  18. I can see you had a great time with all the wonderful people being there. I love the plum sauce and will use if for a bread toast or into salads.

    Btw Ms, if the guest post is ready, please forward. Thanks a lot Ms.

  19. I can totally see using this lovely plum sauce in all kinds of dishes. I love to make salad dressings with fruity preserves.

  20. Sounds like a fun time and the game sounds like a riot. You always have so many fun parties and events I think I should move there.

    The plum sauce sounds delicious and really quite simple. I'm sure it will be delicious on so many dishes. I'll have to remember this recipe.

  21. Omg! That plum jame/sauce looks sooo good. What a fun time that must have been at the party and I know the food at the party was amazing! My family would love to do something like that. You have given me ideas. Again!

  22. I think those murderer mystery dinners are fun!

  23. A murder mystery party…that sounds fun!
    Love plums and homemade jam/sauce is the best!

  24. Yummy sauce!

  25. Looks like a crazy good time with delicious plum sauce!

  26. Hehehe – those murder mystery games can be great craic! I went to one where the murderer hadn't actually read the brief properly and didn't realise they were the murderer. That game went on for quite a while.

    Love this plum sauce – can see it starring at the BBQ this “Summer” – if you can call 15 degrees centigrade a summer.

  27. Mmm.. too many plums is never a problem! That plum sauce sounds amazing, and haha ok that party looks SO fun!

  28. That sounds like such a fun dinner! I've never been to such a dramatic themed dinner before. 😀 the plum sauce looks fantastic, love the colour!

  29. I already have too many ideas how I could use your plum sauce. Will do it for sure 🙂

  30. Haha going wild ay 😉
    I love the plum sauce as well by the way, it looks incredible!


  31. It sounds like such fun! Next time I want to come to the mystery party!!! The plum sauce sounds so good with the added spices in there. Plum jam is one of my favorites, but I want this one! 🙂

  32. You killer you! Fun! I've always wanted to be a part of a murder mystery dinner. And the plum sauce…oh dear. I would put that on everything! You have a plum tree in your yard?!

    Have a good weekend, Barbie! 🙂

  33. this looks wonderful lovely flavours

  34. Oh how proud your Grandpa Peratta would be!
    Sounds and looks delicious!
    Way to go.
    Mrs. Herb Garden

  35. The murder sounds fun…the plum sauce sounds delicious!

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