Monday, August 16, 2010

Experimenting in the Kitchen!

Our Fredericksburg trip was rather fruitful! We came home with a peck of peaches (plus a small box full thrown in for good measure), and we had high hopes for our fuzzy friends! Bill was determined that we were going to make ourselves some jam - not just any jam, but jalapeno-peach jam. We LOVE spicy-sweet jam poured over a block of cream cheese paired with crackers or chips. Yummy.

So - we decided to give it a go! Here is our purdy peck o' peaches:

And here they are peeled, pared, and prepped for puree! I think the one smack-dab in the middle is smiling! :)

Then the peaches were introduced to some spicy friends! And a splash of zing...

After all the mixing and mingling in the blender and getting sugar-coated in the sauce pan, they needed to be separated and put in a nice bath!

After their bath, they were left alone to settle a little...

We still had some jalapeno-peach goodness in the blender, but not quite enough to fill the remainder of our jars... so we thought a new friend might liven the party. Meet red pepper!

This group got a little messy and required separation, bath, and settling time, as well...

3 comments:

Momma Rhyne said...

You amazing!!! WOW

Anonymous said...

The jam was to die for!!!!!!!!

Sheeba Asariah said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm its just awesome i love spicy food.... check out my blog and leave a comment under the heading Listed Blogs and I will feature your blog:)