Last weekend but one I put down a batch of peach jam. It was the first time I’ve done peaches. I used local fruit which turned out not to be quite as ripe as I would have liked, making the process of skinning them a pain. Other than that the batch went down without a hitch. Now, ten days later, I discover the hazard in making peach jam; we’ve already polished off an entire jar! At this rate three and a half pounds of peaches is going to vanish before Hallowe’en!
So it was back to the farmer’s market for ten pounds of peaches to be put down this weekend. Lesson learned!