Putting Up

Peach Cobbler

Last night I made peach cobbler — with a half a dozen lingering blackberries thrown in for good measure — with some peaches I had forgotten were in the fridge. I forgot to add sugar to the fruit. I’m not really sure how I did that because really, you don’t do more than add sugar to the fruit before you dump it in the baking dish. I guess I should be glad I sliced them. Anyway, the absence of sugar went pretty unnoticed since the fruit is so ripe. Plus no sugar made it perfectly acceptable — in my mind — to have cobbler for breakfast.

Clearly though, it’s that time of year to start the canning pot boiling and put up the harvest. I’ve never made peach jam before but I think we’ll do that tomorrow. If they’re sweet enough to be a no-sugar cobbler just imagine the jam, mmmm. Tonight we’re going to be making refrigerator pickles to clear out some cucumbers before we get another load from the CSA tomorrow. Anybody have a favorite canning recipe to share? I’d love to try some new ones this year.

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10 Responses to “Putting Up”


  1. 1 Anina August 14, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    So funny! I just finished a batch of refrigerator pickles and I’m making a peach galette for dessert tonight. Weird…

  2. 2 Jessicah August 14, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Last night I made an apple pie out of apples I had stweed and put in the freezer and did exactly the same thing- for got to add sugar and flour. We had it with icecream and it was just the right amount of tart!

  3. 3 amandajean August 14, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    I need to make some peach cobbler, too. My husband and I picked a BUNCH of peaches this past weekend in Michigan…they are better than candy!!! But they sure don’t last very long.

  4. 4 Di August 15, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Hmm – peach cobbler sounds great. I made rhubarb crumble earlier this week but luckily managed to remember the sugar because it would have been so sharp otherwise.

  5. 5 hiddenart August 15, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Mmm, peach cobbler for breakfast. Mine oatmeal doesn’t look so good anymore.
    amanda

  6. 6 Melissa August 15, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Sugar or no sugar, cobbler for breakfast sounds good to me!

  7. 7 JoAnna August 15, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    I was just thinking about trying refrigerator pickles. I think I saw a recipe in Family Fun or Wondertime a while back…….My mom’d friend jusdt gave me her “Aunt Mildred’s” recipe, but I think it has cualiflower in it as well. Doesn’t it sound divine though? “Mildred’s Pickle Recipe”.

  8. 8 molly August 17, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    all looks so yummy. one of these seasons, I really want to start canning more. my mother was so good about it. I loved going to our cellar to pick out a jar of tomatoes, or peaches in the middle of winter. Maybe when I don’t have young babes at my feet the idea of canning will be a little more appealing!

  9. 9 rachel August 18, 2007 at 2:10 am

    I’ve written this out several times and don’t want it to sound wrong, so here goes the last version….. I love that no sugar in a recipe qualifies it for breakfast in your home..as the mother of a 7 year old… this is a rule in our home too…. if id doesn’t have added sugar it qualifies as breakfast!!!!

    Love your blog!!

  10. 10 connie August 19, 2007 at 11:59 am

    awesome! i love this time of year when you start canning and preserving and using up the last bits of summer to tuck away for winter


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