Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Busy Day...

This weekend was a busy one. My husband and I ventured out to the one of the many areas that features a Farmer's Market. We returned with a bushel of peaches, two dozen sweet corn and a very large bag of green beans. After preparing the beans and corn, they were promptly put in the freezer. Then I started to tackle the peaches. My first time canning peaches...I think it's easier to go to the store and buy a jar or two, but then again it would not be nearly the fun.
Well, I keep telling myself it was fun? The peaches will be used for the winter, when nothing will satisfy as a warm peach cobbler.

This is the partially filled box of peaches, I had already prepared half when I took the picture. They look yummy don't they?

The pre-canning stage........mmmmm, what fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, the finished product. I think these will make lovely peach cobblers this winter!
Once the peaches were complete, I tackled the zucchini from our garden.

From this......to this......

Okay, I think I've worked in the kitchen long enough. In addition to the canning, I baked two loaves of banana bread from some very over ripe bananas. Monday brought more canning of the zucchini....zucchini is another story. Our garden is over run by zucchini.

Our very small garden, which produces sooooooo much!!!!! Gotta love it!!!!!!!!!
There is certainly much more zucchini to can or bake with, but for today I am only working on
creative things in my room. I need a break from the garden and the kitchen!
Tomorrow, more zucchini cannning and perhaps a loaf or two of zucchini bread!


AnnieElf said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I am always so impressed by those who can, bake, knit, and garden. You get beautiful results.

ParisBreakfasts said...

You are a magician turning peaches instantly into preserves!
I would love to know your tricks.

Rosemary said...

Looks and sounds really yummy!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for the nice comments.

Pam Aries said...

Thanks for dropping bu my blog! Girl..I KNOW all about canning1 I grew up on a farm in Wva. And we canned everything in sight! .I must say ..I LOVE LOVE LOVE peach cobbler! Yummo!

Angela Marie said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

It looks like you have been busy! I would help my gram do some canning, I know how long the process takes from start to finish. They look yummy and so pretty through the glass jars.

I read your profile... I can't imagine my life without my husband either, and I guess you can say that I am experiencing a little of the "empty nest" syndrom. I still have one at home who is in her third year of college. Need I say more? Looks like we have some things in common.


patgrob said...

Alice I did not know you had such talents! The peaches look awesome and I bet they will be delicious in the Winter!

Sweet Remembrance said...

You are my idol!
I have never canned a thing in my life...I have never really had a big enough garden to grow all these wonderful things.
I do love Peach Cobbler!

marita said...

the peaches are worth paiting and all these yummie filled glasses! wish i could sneak in your kitchen and enjoy some of your wonderful recipes.

The Passionate Palate said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog today. Your garden looks wonderfully abundant and I really admire your ambition with all that canning. Great work that you will be thankful for in the winter, right?

Dolly said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I too can anything and everything!
I just did peaches and peach butter!
I'd love your recipe for the zucchinni...it looks yummy!

Hugz, Dolly