Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Me!

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to get together with some girlfriends and do something that I'd never done before because I was too scared that I'd screw it up.

What, you ask, did I do? I participated in a Canning Day!

A few of showed up at Marie's house with a pound (or more) of peaches each, and learned how to can. We made peach jam and canned peaches. With 5 of us going at the chopping, stirring, measuring, pouring and other canning related activities, the afternoon flew by and before we knew it we each had a big ol' jar of peach slices and a couple-few jars of jam.

I learned two things that day:
1) Canning is really easy, although time consuming and definitely a useful skill to have.
2) Canning is something that I really enjoyed doing, but would never do it by myself. I know myself, and I'd get bored with it pretty quickly.

Here are a couple of action shots from the day. In July it looks like there's going to be a blueberry session, and I hope I can make it!!!

Chopped peaches for jam and slices for jars

Kimberly choppin' away

Finished Slices

Finished Jam


Don Mills Diva said...

Just stumbled by the blog via My Two Cents and wanted to say that is some good lookin' jam!

Mags said...

Um...yeah. That jam looks mighty yummy!!!

I would eat it over vanilla ice cream. Or, out of the jar. :)

Liz said...

Love the President's reference in your title!!! Have a great weekend Danielle!