Thursday, August 10, 2017

We be jammin - Peach

We don't know what to call ourselves yet:
Ninja goat wranglers?
the kitchen bee?
Girl power in the kitchen?
Our group got together yesterday to make peach jam.  The peaches from the Palisades are in perfection and we wanted to make jam.
LuLu had to stay home but she really tried to convince her to take me with her to Caramel Apple Farm by balancing on the edge of her food bowl

peach jam and canned peaches
We started with 36 pounds of peaches, 18 pounds of sugar, a dozen lemons, 3 boxes of pectin and  lots of pint size jars
mise en place


3 pounds of peaches
3 cups of sugar
1 lemon
1 packet of liquid fruit pectin


Peel peaches by dropping them in boiling water 1 minute and then into ice water  to release the skins
Chop up into the size you want in your jam
Place in pot and add sugar.
Mix to mingle
Bring to boil and cook for 15-20 minutes
Add the zest and juice of one lemon
Add one packet of liquid fruit pectin
Cook on close to boil another 5 minutes
Fill jars leaving 1/4" headspace.
Place lids and rims and process in water bath for 15 minutes ( an extra 10 minutes in Colorado)
refrigerate and eat fresh without processing

I got to be queen


First we gathered for lunch - yummy tacos
Autumn and Beka

Then we had yummy brownies to give us energy to can ( or put up with the queen)
Liz and brownies

The girls made tags for the jars

peach art

fruit pectin

real stuff

Then we got to work
Kate, Kaitlin, Denise, Autumn, my subjects for the day

We blanched, peeled, chopped, stirred, eyeballed, boiled and let cool:

Cory was planning on coming but that old job got in the way.  Next time Cory.  We missed you
Its always so good to spend a day with my granddaughters.  Only Kate could come this time.  Next time Ella.

What do you think? Ninja goat wranglers?

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