Monday, August 30, 2010


Just finished canning a batch of salsa!  Now waiting for the canner to cool off enough to take the jars out and see the finished product.  Time to take a break from the kitchen for a few.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Peach Butter recipe

For this recipe you will need:
6 pint size canning jars,lids,and rings
4 to 4 1/2 pounds of peaches
4 cups of sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (to your taste)                                                                                   
1/2 teaspoon each,ground cloves and nutmeg           
To prepare pulp; wash and blanch peaches.  Put peaches in cold water.  Peel,pit and slice peaches.  Combine peaches and 1/2 cup water in a large sauce pot.  Simmer until peaches are soft.  Puree using a food processor or food mill, being careful not to liquefy.
To make Butter:
Combine peach pulp,spices,and sugar in a large sauce pot.  Cook until thick enough to round up on a spoon.  As mixture thickens stir to frequently to prevent sticking.  Ladle hot peach butter into hot jars,leaving 1/4 -inch head space.  Remove air bubbles by sliding a plastic bubble remover,or a butter knife.  Place the caps on the jars and hand tighten.  Process in a water bath canner, or a pressure canner as directed for your altitude.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Palisade Peach Festival

Went to the Peach Festival in Palisade Co. yesterday!  Brought home a beautiful box full of ripe,juicy peaches!  Helped my daughter can most of her box,made a peach cobbler,and a peach/blackberry cobbler too!  Everyone loved them both.  There is only about three bites left,LOL!