Sunday, July 22, 2012


The Tree Ripe Citrus truck was in town again last week, so I bought another box of peaches.  The peaches are from Georgia, and in all the years I've been buying from the Tree Ripe Citrus people, I have never had even one bad peach.  They are incredibly delicious.  I never buy peaches from the grocery store anymore.

                                                  These are some of what was in the box.

I canned 7 pints from the first batch of peaches I bought and 7 more pints from this batch.  I also froze some.  We seldom  eat jam/jelly, so I didn't bother adding to the small amount I canned last year. 

I really enjoy looking at home-canned foods.  The colors are beautiful and the food is so good--no artificial anything in it.

I would like to get some kind of outdoor set-up for canning in the summer, so the kitchen doesn't get so hot.  My ideal would be a summer kitchen, but I would settle for a fairly protected, out of the wind area with some kind of cover overhead for shade.  Maybe we'll get something worked out for next summer.

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  1. Peaches aren't in season up here in Michigan. Can't wait for them after seeing your pictures. I just love looking at the shelf with all the canned goods that I canned!!! I never thought of canning out outside. Maybe I need to get working on setting up a something for next years canning season.

    1. Hi Kristin,
      I hadn't thought of canning outside either until this summer when there have been so many more 90+ degree days than usual. Looking at all the canned goods on a shelf is such a satisfying, comfortable feeling, isn't it?