|SPSH #20 - You Grew It, Made It - Peach Jam!|
Today, Saturday, I made a batch of peach jam! It has a rather soft set, but, that is OK, I think; a nice, spreadable jam, not fruit leather! I canned the 10 half-pint (8 oz.) jars that are shown here. There were another two and a half jars that I didn't can as the pot I use for canning didn't have room for them. Several of the jars of jam will be given as gifts to family and friends.
Even though I made the jam over two days, cutting up the fruit yesterday and then, making the jam today, I felt tired at the end of it! Although, I'm happy to say that my hands didn't cramp! I still have a few more peaches to process - I plan to cut them up and freeze them to make chutney when my daughter comes home.
I rested for a bit after I finished making the jam and ate some buttered toast for my brunch. Then, I took a container of soup, a jar of the jam that I didn't can, several fresh lemons, and some sprigs of curry leaves to give friend R. It was another of our curbside visits with both of us wearing our masks. After I came home, I took a container of soup over to neighbor T.
I rested after that and relaxed with a cup of tea and some cheese and crackers. Later, I had a bowl of soup, followed by leftover rice and curries, and a peach for dessert. There might have been one of the chocolate biscuits that my cousin gave me, after that!
Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The peach harvest
- Lemons and curry leaves from the garden
- The batch of peach jam
- A safe drive to friend R's and back
- Being able to video chat with my daughter
Today's joyful activity was making jam!
Plans for Sunday include cleaning up from making jam - I wiped down the stove and counters, but, there seems to be a sticky spot on the kitchen floor! Also need to label the jars of jam!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?