Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Canning



I haven't written much about my canning efforts this year, because there hasn't been much effort put forth! In past years I have done a lot of canning, including trying dandelion jelly. It was not popular and eventually I had to throw it out since everyone refused eat it. Go figure!
I picked up 2 baskets of peaches at the market and when we couldn't eat them fast enough I decided to make some jam.


Even though I was a bit out of practice, it turned out just the way I like it... not too sweet, not too runny, with lots of chunks of fruit. 4 cups of chopped peaches made 5 1/2 jars of delicious jam. Unlike the dandelion jam, this batch is being devoured!

12 comments:

  1. Your peach jam sounds amazing!! You are so talented!!

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  2. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is fascinated by dandelion jam. I have not heard of it in England. I'm guessing it's made with the flowers and I imagine it's a lovely gold colour?

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  3. I've made jam before and it is so satisfying, isn't it. And the scent wafting through the kitchen and house ...yum :)

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  4. I made a small batch of peach jam - mine is being eaten too!

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  5. My peach jam always turns into sugar grains as it sits over the winter. I no longer make it. I don't understand why, I follow the recipe. I don't have this problem with the other jams & jellies. Enjoy! Blessings, Gretchen

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  6. My grandmother canned, but, my mother doesn't cook, so, I haven't a clue how to can things.

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  7. Wish I could bring you some peaches from my parents' tree. I am not in canning mode this year (mostly just survival mode) and I hate to see them go to waste.
    Can't imagine why no one wanted to eat the dandelion jelly. : )

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  8. Oooh yummy for sure--bet it won't last long...so much for fresh peach jam on those cold winter mornings LOL hugs, Julierose

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  9. The jam looks very tempting. Makes me want to make some bread and invite myself over - ha!

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  10. I have never had much luck with jams and jellies.Strawberry freezer jam was the only one I could get right. I do love the taste of peach anything!!!

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  11. yum! One year I'm going to give it a try!

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