There is a first time for anything and this “first” was tackling a gorgeous crate of peaches and attempt to can them. Something I have never before tried but I figured with the resident experts around me and the advent of google I had a fair chance of turning these luscious peaches into Christmas gifts. After reviewing several canning sites and re-reading over and over again to make sure I didn’t miss a crucial step I set up shop. Shhhhh everybody, mom’s focussing and really doesn’t want to blow it. It was a fairly meditative process until the last step, sealing up those jars and waiting for the 12 – 24 hours to see if they had sealed properly. A little stressful, at one point in the night I heard the beloved “ping” the seal of approval. The next day my son told me he had heard a ping or two!! Woo hoo I could at least count on 3 out of 12 attempts. It’s all in the journey I kept saying to myself, “at least you tried Linda”. The end result was 11 out of 12 little soldiers. Nice!
“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression” – Maya Angelou