This past Monday I arrived to work to see an email telling me that the peaches were in… later that same day, they arrived at my office – and OH. MY. GOD. They smelled AMAZING. I had forgotten just how glorious peaches smell – and I think it probably a Really Good Thing that I don’t live near a peach orchard – I would be arrested for trespass and theft!
Anyhow, home Monday night and I scrambled to start canning peaches… it took me a little bit to get into the swing of things, but once into the swing, I got one canning’s worth completed.
|In a Lemon Juice Bath|
|Moving the skinned and sliced peaches from the |
lemon juice bath to the syrup
|Kitchen... canning in progress|
|Lost one out of the first batch canned|
|First batch success|
|Reward for the first day... YUM!|
Once the kitchen was cleaned up from Monday’s canning adventures, I decided to get the jump on the canning I would need to do on Tuesday night and I got the kitchen ready for the next night.
|even the pots and jars are ready to get moving as|
soon as I get home from work!
|Batch 2 complete... the ninth jar|
makes up for the lost one the night before
By Wednesday I was a pro… While the peaches were in the water bath I picked the next bunch of nearly ripe tomatoes for making more tomato sauce, and once the peaches were done and the kitchen cleaned up again... I got the last of the pears cut up and into the crock pot to make pear butter…
|Semi-ripe tomatoes picked to finish ripening on the counter|
|Pear butter in progress|
With love across the waters…