It’s hard to believe it’s August already. It’s been a hot and busy summer. I usually visit my favorite farm a couple of times during the summer to get peaches, but due to my hectic work schedule, I’ve only been once this year. Thankfully, I got a bunch of peaches the last time I went and was able to put up several jars of peach
I don’t know about you, but I’m finding more and more reasons to put away the fruit of the harvest from my garden and from local farms. I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta and back then we weren’t into canning so much, but my mom did can some fruits and vegetables. These days, she’s into canning and freezing the bounty from her beautiful
My taste tester and I visited one of my favorite farms on the 4th of July. I got a flat of blackberries and a peck of peaches. You know what that means? It’s time to jam! I started my jam session with this Blackberry Jam. It is made the old-fashioned way with no pectin, just fresh fruit and sugar and a little lemon juice to
I love strawberries and making jam. So, I set out to make some strawberry jam, but not with just any strawberries, mind you. I went straight to the source – the strawberry patch — at Washington Farms. Strawberry season started early this year, and I didn’t get there until mid-May, but I still managed to pick two buckets full of berries. I froze a bunch
I got a bunch of apples on my apple-picking excursions and after I made the apple starter, I decided to make some apple butter. As the name suggests, this Sweet and Chunky Apple Butter has chunks of apples in it. It takes apple butter to a whole new level. You can serve it as dessert or on bread or toast. Or, you can do what
We’re canning apples for the tigress can jam. I was a little disappointed last month that apples weren’t on the list, but I needn’t have worried. We’re all in different growing seasons so even though it’s November, apples are still available. I got a half peck of Winesap Apples from my favorite farm and made this delicious Maple Apple Butter in the crock pot.
They say nothing beats a Georgia Peach! I agree! In fact, I’m considered a Georgia Peach myself, having been born and raised in Atlanta, but that’s another story altogether. For this post, I’m referring to the fruit. Over the past couple of months, I’ve made several trips to my favorite farm to get peaches. Jaemor Farms is located in the Georgia Mountains, about an hour