It's that time of the year.
Sometimes it seems crazy working over a hot stove on a boiling hot day, but my family sure appreciates it for the rest of the year. This is some of the canning we've been doing lately (& one of the reasons the blog has been so quiet):
~13 kgs of delicious peaches~
~In boiling water for a couple of minutes~
~ Then the ice water bath~
~ The peeling team gets to work ( never mind the pile of dishes in the sink ~ we were busy):)~
~ Peaches were then sliced & packed into sterilised jars & a light syrup added~
~ Bottles were hot water bathed for 25 minutes~
~ Then cooled & packed in the pantry for use throughout the year~
Count: 35 jars
2 1/2 kg of slightly tangy plums
~Made into the most delicious jam ever tasted~
NB: Use slightly under ripe plums for delicious results
~ Bottled in sterilised jars~
Count: 8 jars. I do have plans to make more jams, but this is more than enough to last us all year as we aren't big jam eaters.
We loved our canned products & it is so satisfying seeing them filling the pantry shelves!