Tuesday, July 11, 2006

How Ron Makes Peach Jam



Step 1: Plant trees and wait about 3 years for them to mature.



Step 2: Do the happy dance when the trees bloom.














Step 3: Wait months for the peaches to mature, then pick them, immerse them in a boiling water bath, peel and pit them and chop them into tiny chunks of peach.









Step 4: Add juice of 1 lemon, 1 Tablespoon of butter and a package of pectin, then bring to a slow rolling boil over high heat while stirring constantly for an eternity.










Step 5: Check on the boiling jars and rings that you put on before step 4. It should probably be step 3 or 4, but I am too tired from stirring to edit this now.













Step 6: After the peaches, lemon juice and butter come to a slow rolling boil (try saying that quickly 5 times), add a crapload of sugar and bring it back to a slow, rolling boil.










Step 7: Boil for exactly 60 seconds more. Skim off the foam, and put the peach jam into jars. Slap on lids and rings and invert them for 5 minutes.










Step 8: Show off, then share or eat the gold.









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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Decelles said...

Or you can short circut the whole process, drive from Kansas to Georgia as we did the other year and buy yo' peaches at a roadside stand. We never did get to the jam part though.

7/14/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger jay lassiter said...

delicious.
up in NJ we have cherries and blueberries from the farmers. (we are the garden state afterall)

But peaches from Carolina are a different ballgame. I grew up in SC and i remember being surrounded by peach orchards and how delicious there were.

7/15/2006 08:47:00 AM  

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