Here's what Lizi and I did yesterday. I had never tried making jelly or canning anything. But we had more wild plums than we could eat before they spoiled, so we figured out right quick how to do it. The color is so lovely, it almost moves me to tears. And it tastes really good, too! Here's therecipe, if you happen to have some plums lying around.
We had such a good time doing it, I'm looking around thinking "Hmmmm... what else can I can?" I want a real canner now, with the rack and all.