Sing along to the song, Peaches. You know you want to.
Last week, I fired up my canner for the first time this year and put up some blackberries from our Fourth of July haul. It's that time of year to start restocking the larder and the freezer (particularly after my freezer got wiped out by the derecho on June 29th) with the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available now.
This week, my mom and I canned peaches. I know I wrote about it on this blog before, but I love to can with my mom. I am so glad she passed the tradtion down to me. Not only is canning is 100% easier when you have an extra set of hands, but I appreciate my mom's expertise, and it just gives me a bit of nostalgia. I have been jonesin' for some peaches to can after I canned them for the first time a couple years ago. I love, love, love peach jam, especially cooked with a sprig of rosemary in it. It is absolutely heavenly on hot biscuits. I also canned some peach slices in light syrup for peach crisp and peach pie. Both were better than anything you could get at the grocery store.
This must've been a good year for peaches, because my "source," one of my mom's good friends' tree was absolutely loaded.
Now, I've got my peach fix to last me all year!