The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite hymns."It is Well With My Soul"
When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
Saturday, August 6, 2011
A Very Good Day
Lord Grey's Peach Preserves
4 cups sugar
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
5 Earl Grey tea bags, divided
Peel, halve, and pit peaches. Cut into 1/3" slices. Combine with sugar and juice in a large bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes. Transfer fruit mixture and 4 tea bags into a large heavy pot. Open the remaining tea bag, crumble leaves slightly; add to the pot. Bring to a boil, stirring gently, and cook 15-20 minutes. Test doneness by scooping a small spoonful onto a chilled plate and tilting plate. Preserves are ready if they don't run. Remove tea bags. Skim foam from the surface of the jam. Ladle jam into 2 clean, hot pint jars. (we used jelly jars, made 6) Wipe rims, seal, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Recipe from August 2011 bon appetit
Today was a very good day. Coffee with sweet husband this morning, we did a few yard sales, came home, he did some car repairs, I did some gardening, my young son made the preach preserves. When our son made the recipe it came out a little redder than what the magazine picture showed, maybe the type of peach? regardless, it is delicious.( I scrapped all the extra off the pot after the jars were filled and had it on a piece of bread, too good to waste even a drop.) Son was thinking these preserves might be a good addition to his pantry in his new home, but he is leaving us a jar (I did help a little... actually very little) This is so good I think I will have to make up a batch myself.
Next on the agenda is pickles, unfortunately my cucumbers did not do well at all this year (hoping I can get some by the fall, we shall see) but we have farms in the area where you can pick your own.
Young musician has been a great motivator, time to get those canning jars out.