Last Summer the peach surpassed the strawberry as my favorite fruit. Blueberries made a quick trip to the best-seller list last spring, but then August came along and brought with her hundreds of lovely peaches. I was so sad when peach season ended last year and so I was determined to make peachfest 2010 last as long as I could.
So for the past week I have been canning some Lemon Elbertas.
I had never canned peaches on my own before (I “helped” mom when I was younger, but I think that involved a lot of hiding, excuses and complaining more than anything else.)
My first batch was a little rough until I got a system down. The last day I canned, I did an entire box (12 jars) in just over two hours. That includes the 35 minute processing time. Not bad. Next up….canning applesauce.