Peaches. Is there anything more quintessentially summery?
I bought 20 pounds of peaches when I was over in Kimberly, Oregon visiting a job site last Tuesday, and today they were perfectly ripe and ready to be processed.
This is the third box of peaches I've gotten this summer. I froze the first 20 pounds and dried the second 20 pounds. This batch, I canned.
Canned peaches just look like summer, all golden and radiant in their jars.
My mom used to can peaches every year, and I loved having a little dish of them for dessert in the middle of winter. I suspect I wasn't always a willing helper back then, but I did love the end result. These are my mom's canning jars, and it makes me so happy to be using them.