Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jam Session...(sorry just couldn't resist!)

Last year we managed to pick and eat them....made a few things, but I never got around to the jam...
This year...we gathered and washed the jars...
cut up lots of peaches (well Lane did!)...
threw them in a pot and stirred and stirred!

And it is almost just that easy to make jam...there's a little (more than the fruit actually) sugar involved, some pectin...and the stirring I mentioned...did I say lots of stirring?  Well cause there is...lots of stirring - I don't know why my arms don't look a little more muscular!?
The colour is so beautiful....

They sit on their little heads for a bit and then...
Voila!!!!!!! Jam session complete!
We made lots and lots...cause we like to share...and...
cause there are lots and lots of peaches...still...!!!

We also made a peach pound cake delicious you need to try it!

The feeling of accomplishment is so satisfying...there were peaches on the tree...they were harvested...and we made something to sustain ourselves...Ok that's a bit dramatic - we won't be living on peach jam or anything like that, but....I think you know what I am trying to say!

The fruit is getting used and that's a good thing!

Thanks Lane for all of your help...and thanks Daddy for all of the picking and the sugar and Sure Jell!

Now it's time for another slice of that pound cake!

xoxo        Elizabeth


  1. yummy!!! I want some Jam and pound cake!!! hehe

  2. Maybe I can send some Jam to Chicago...don't know about the pound cake though! xoxo

  3. That looks so incredible. YUM! My Grammy used to make jam. I miss her so much. Thank you for reminding me of her tonight. Beautiful post.