Archive for September, 2008

Vacation time

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I have 2 weeks off with very little to do, so I decided to head South to my mom’s house for a couple days so we could do some bonding and some canning. I’ve never really canned before, and didn’t really this time either, but it was still fun and I have the fruits of my labour in the fridge here.

First, we made chili sauce. It’s SO good, holy. Tomato, onion, green pepper, vinegar and pickling spice. Easy.

chili sauce

Then we made peach jam. I say ‘we’, but I really mean my mom did it all. I just peeled and chopped some very ripe peaches and did a web search for jam. She put candied ginger in it, and it’s delish. Although it didn’t set properly, but that’s fine too. She did a second batch with maraschino cherries in. I’d eat it.

jam too

I didn’t get to take any jam home, but hopefully it will still be around in her freezer next time I am in her ‘hood.