Monthly Archives: August 2013

It’s a great year for peaches!

mega peach

The peaches have been really sweet and very large this year. This peach weighs almost a pound and a quarter.

peach crisp

My daughter used my recipe for the apple crisp to make a peach crisp.  She substituted peaches for the apples of course and then stirred in 1/4 cup of tapioca and 1/4 cup of sugar to the peaches. She baked it at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes until it was bubbly.  It was absolutely delicious!

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Peach season is in full swing…

canned peaches

There’s nothing like biting into a sweet and juicy red haven peach in the summer.  And a great way to enjoy the taste of summer year round is to preserve some fresh, ripe, juicy peaches.

I can peaches every year.  Yes it takes some time to do but it is so rewarding.  I like to can my peaches in apple juice rather than a sugar syrup.  This is possible to do but for the best flavour, you must start out with nice tree ripened fruit.

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Start with a bucket of fresh sour cherries…

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There weren’t many sour cherries on our tree this year.  Although there were certainly enough to make a sour cherry pie.  Sour cherries are the best cherries for pie making.  They add just the right tartness.