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Sep 9, 2012

200th Post Blogiversary Coming Soon! More Peach Jam


200th Post Blogversary Coming Soon!-
Wow, it's hard to believe I'm almost to 200 posts! Geez, who would have thought? It's been a real learning curve, with questions for myself like-
what do people want to know?
is this boring? (I hope not)
does anyone go "gee what's Nancy in Boise up to now?" (inquiring minds want to know)

Well, if nothing else it's a fun virtual diary of sorts. I do leave certain personal things out for privacy sake. I firmly believe that many people may regret (later) posting things when it comes to too much honesty. I save that for family and close personal friends. So............. Interesting fact- I've had over 4,000 visitors from all over the world between April 22nd and today! WOW. Check out the cluster map near the bottom of the page.

I will be doing another special something. I don't know what it will be for, as I'm still thinking. Maybe something homemade ;)  We'll see. Two more posts then I'll do an "official" special something with the format. Check back soon!

More Peach Jam-
I bought some more wonderful peaches (and apples) at the farmer's market yesterday. I got a 1/2 peaches and 1/2 apples (big!) mixed box for $15.00, picked Thurs./Fri. The peaches are dusty in this shot not bruised, they were perfect!




The market will be open for another month, but not with all the vendors. I decided to make more peach jam, with a better, lower sugar recipe. The first recipe in June (?) was too sweet for me (vene after reducing the sugar), so I found this one Easy Low Sugar Peach Jam. I love jam because it's so FAST! My total (not all in pic) was 16 jars, 6 spiced the rest non-spiced. Much better flavor with less sugar! I heard pinging all afternoon. I made a wonderful apple cobbler with about 1/3 the apples, saving the rest for something else.

5 comments:

Kristina said...

It all look so good, and a good stock for winter/spring also.

Susan said...

Those peaches and apples look beautiful! Nice buy! And congrats on your upcoming anniversary - I will be waiting with bated breath....

Candy C. said...

Yes, your posts are always interesting and I look forward to seeing what you are up to!! :)
I cooked some peaches in the slow cooker the other day in an attempt to make peach butter. I used a lot less sugar than for jam and no pectin. I finally put it in the fridge at bedtime and the next morning, it was a wonderful jam consistency! I put it into freezer containers and put it away as "freezer jam."

Robyn said...

These look delicious.. My husband loves jam too.. I so wish I knew the first thing about canning.. I hope you don't mind but I would like to add a link to your blog on my blog. I like reading your blog and I know others would too..
Robyn

nancy said...

Sure Robyn, thanks! And the Ball Blue Canning book is a good place to start...

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