Monday, September 17, 2012


 This is the first year we have gotten peaches on our little peach tree.  It was because we had such a warm spring, and we didn't get a freeze after the peach blossoms bloomed.   Peaches are never sure thing around here.  Our tree is just bending with fruit.  Aren't they pretty?  The peaches didn't get very big, but they were sweet and tasty.

 I believe we have white peaches... they hardly look like peaches to me, in their white and greenish coloring.    But I love their scrumpscious shining bodies after they have been blanched and peeled.  I was glad to find out that I had gotten "Freestone" type peaches; they pitted very easily, and peeled with only one movement after I blanched them.

 I had also purchased  peaches very cheaply... there was a surplus everywhere around here, because of our warm spring. With all the peaches combined, I was able  to can 21 quarts, and make a couple batches of "Fruit Leather", 3 pies, 6 quarts of frozen, and 6 pints of jam.  It feels nice, knowing you have your pantry stocked for the season... I am getting there.

 The Peach Leather was a first for me this year.  It was very easy to make, and is a great snack on the go.  I'll post the recipe for you this week.

 Peaches and Cream Pie before it went into the oven.


  1. Your pictures were so beautiful. Your pantry is going to be very well stocked.Your Blog is so lovely very well done my dear friend. Have a wonderful day!

  2. So lovely looking.

    We don't really have peach trees around here, although my dad has one growing in his greenhouse. When we were home in the summer it was fruiting, but he was getting only a couple of fruits at a time so he would slice it up and everyone would get a slice each! Not quite the same as your larder all cosily stocked for the winter!

  3. Well I just caught up reading your posts below (and the comment you left me) and had to comment again!

    So many good recipes to try out. Happy birthday to all your family birthdays. How exciting, another grandchild!

    And I got the link working on my blog!

  4. I can't wait for your recipes to hit the press Mom! I am extremely hungry for that cream peach pie!!! And the fruit leather is something I really want to try for the babies!

    You are getting me hungry!!]

    LOVE you

  5. Talk about making your most devoted reader extremely happy!!! One right after the other! I can't even keep up! Hehehe a very nice problem for me :)

    Oh Mom! The peaches look delicious! And all the different recipes you created with them is filling my love tank. Perfect for the Autumn season! I loved seeing the pictures of Luke, Roxy, Amy and the boys. Their sweet faces cheered me up and Winston loved getting to see them this way. He keeps saying "Uncle Luke calling"! :)

    Love you Mom! I can't wait for what you have coming up in the next couple of days!