I recently read recipe development instructions that stated: “should not include ingredients that are too obscure or aren’t available for the average cook, such as cumin.” Cumin! In a pinch, I’m pretty sure I’ve picked up cumin at 7-11 or the drugstore at midnight (sometimes you need tacos, guys). Living in California with a meyer lemon tree in my yard has probably slanted my perception of what counts as obscure, but surely cumin is common, right?
One of the fondest memories growing up was all the canning my mother did during the summer. We always had so much goodies to open in the winter. Plum kompot is definitely a favorite I remember. It’s surprisingly extremely simple and quick to can. You will have this delicious homemade plum punch during the winter.