Monday, September 6, 2010

Fruits of My Labor

Peaches were on sale the other day. So I went and bought a ton to bring home and can. . . until I got home and decided that sounded really boring.

I wanted to do something fun and fulfilling.  So I made a batch of delicious fresh peach syrup for pancakes and waffles, and canned that. 

(It's also delicious on ice cream--just sayin'.)

I found a packet of freezer jam pectin leftover from some previous venture and used that to make a batch of peach freezer jam.

Then I chopped up a bunch of peaches with lemon juice and sugar to eat over ice cream and cheerios. 

And finally I canned 7 quarts of peaches to tuck away in our cupboard. 

I sliced a couple for the boys to eat fresh.  But then there were one or two that went bad quickly in our un-air-conditioned kitchen. 

This week the peaches are not on such a great sale, but I did buy one more bag to make into baby food for this winter.  (My baby really wants some food to eat!)

It's good, I feel productive.  I like knowing there's no high-fructose corn syrup in my family's jelly.  But my favorite project was definitely the peach syrup.


Anna and Stephen said...

Yummy! It all looks beautiful!

Regina said...

I just made some peach freezer jam recently too! Mine were gifts from a friends backyard - they are very
"organic" ..meaning they don't spray so you need 3 times as many once you cut out all the bad spots!

And what a great idea to make the baby food!


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