Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can you guess what we're up to over here?

You guessed it! Time for peaches.

That's not all we've been doing though.
Blackberries (though these may have actually
been Dewberries-not much difference to speak of).
And blueberries.
These were the big ones I used for jam.
These were smaller and we froze them for
 use later in muffins, or to mix with applesauce.
They were very sweet so 1 box disappeared immediately.
I'm not even sure they were washed.  Sometimes you
just have to pray for their health.

We ended up with a gallon each of the blackberries and the large blueberries and 1 & 1/2 gallons of the small blueberries.

I made a mixed berry jam using the strawberries we had picked and frozen in the spring along with the blueberries and the blackberries.  I don't really care for raspberries so I like this particular combination much better for mixed berry jam.  I let Grandma taste the sample batch I made and she declared it was the best she had ever tasted; even surpassing her favorite jelly which her Grandmother used to make.  A statement like that sure does make you feel good.

I've got to get some more peaches - we've only done 1 & 1/2 bushels so far (welllll, we bought 1&1/2 bushels, nowhere near that many made it all the way to the canner), and I have some nectarines waiting to be turned into Salvation Jam, which is a combination of nectarine, pineapple juice, and pineapple sage.  I can't wait to try it.

Right now I've got a whole buch of basil drying out.  It smells sooooo good.



  1. I have enjoyed my journey through your beatiful blog, Thank you. I found you when I was visiting Ruby's blog not long ago and I thought I might take a trip, I'm glad I did.

    Your fruit love wonderful, nothing better than jam made from home.

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