Sunday, August 24, 2008

can you can can?

pre-seal peaches - my kitchen - napa, ca

every once in a while it's nice to get back to my domestic roots.  today kate, her mom lori, my mom, and i had a mother-daughter bonding sesh--we learned how to can fresh peaches.  it's pretty simple--just a matter of picking, peeling, syruping, and sealing--and like anything, it turns into a competition with yourself to see how well you can do each task.  i can confidently say that i liked peeling the best.  once a peach bobs in nearly boiling water for 30-40 seconds and is then transfered to ice cold water, the flesh pulls away from the skin.  this ultimately makes the peeling process a breeze--and once in a while you get a skin that can be peeled completely in one piece.  thrilling stuff.  and a delicious product that is life changing over vanilla ice cream.  now, where to put thirty 20oz. jars?

finished cans - my kitchen - napa, ca


Anonymous said...

You can send me 5 for my pantry to help make space!-jon mccuskey

Barbara said...

Yes, but do you sell those peaches? I'd take 5 or 6 jars...