Friday, August 28, 2009

Peach Fuzz

My plan is to make peach jam with this year's crop. They are dropping off the tree every day now. I took a jam-making class from the witty and inventive June Taylor recently and she answered an additional question or two via email, so I should have all the information I need.

I'm not even new to canning - I've made applesauce, pomegranate syrup and apple jelly before - so why does this seem so intimidating to me?

Just need to start, I guess.


Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I dragged my butt into the kitchen yesterday and used up a quart of goat milk that was nearing its expiration. I didn't want to cook, but I wanted to save the milk. (I got Turkish rice pudding out of the deal!)
So get in there and use the peaches! And I'd like to hear some of the great flavoring ideas from Ms. Taylor. Did you all have to lie down on the floor in a circle and kick your legs up? Whoops, wrong June Taylor.
PS: Today pears are going in jars.

Saturday, August 29, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, you're a better woman than I - 'way too hot today, here, to can anything! Can you pickle pears?

Saturday, August 29, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I think you're right about the heat... Gasp. I will wait another day.
This recipe uses thyme and black peppercorns, with a light topping of red wine over the sugar syrup.
You can pickle pears, but they're usually sweety-spicy-gingerbready flavored... I might have to develop a recipe of my own. If you don't hear from me, call 911.

Saturday, August 29, 2009  
Blogger namastenancy said...

You might want to just blanch the peaches to keep them from rotting while you wait for cooler weather. It's a bit cooler today but still, I am sure you don't want to be bending over hot pots.

Saturday, August 29, 2009  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Orangette has an easy and cool looking recipe for chilled peaches in white wine. It looks like something you could fix to keep the peaches from spoiling and then, once our fog rolls in, make your peach jam.
Just a thought...and if it's a goofy one, put it down to the heat and a crazy week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, now that the fog has rolled in, we can gear up for more jam making and canning.

Nancy, as you know, the hot weather never lasts long around here. I saw Molly's recipe and liked the sound of it. Will surely make that for a dinner party one day soon.

Sunday, August 30, 2009  
Blogger Jennywenny said...

Good luck, my advice is dont walk away from the pan for more than a minute. if only I could actually follow my advice!! Too many burnt saucepans!

Thursday, September 03, 2009  

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