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.