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LOL! Everytime I eat a peach I think of that song.

My stomach is growling from reading this post. It makes me want to get up and get in the kitchen!


LOL! Everytime I eat a peach I think of that song.

My stomach is growling from reading this post. It makes me want to get up and get in the kitchen!


Wesley, you got my mouth to waterin'. :-)

I love the photo of the little hands reaching for a peach. Was that little Barrett or Owen?


He he, so my evil plan to make everyone hungry worked!

And, Beth, that would be Barrett: hands-into-everything-loves-to-get-in-my-photo Barrett. I liked it, though.


I'll be interested in what you have to say about Bele Chere. I've never been but was told it had gotten pretty wild.

Catherine/My Garden Travels

I love peach season. Ours has just started. It's such a pleasure to purchase fruit from our local growers. My family has already given me a list for Peach Cobbler, Peach cake, and Peach preserves.


I LOVE your pictures and you have made me hungry too! Would love your recipes for the cobbler and jam. YUMMY! Oh the joys of country living....


Sorry to make you hungry (well, not really sorry).

To be honest, our jam recipe is simply the one that comes inside the package of Sure-Jel pectin. We use the recipe for cooked jams (not freezer jam). It works beautifully every time. Of course, if you're doing it up here, you will need to add 5 minutes to the processing time for elevation (or whatever your elevation is where you are if it is above 2000ft--see inside the package).

As for the cobbler...We've found the simplest and tastiest recipe is this (from Southern Living, with our personal changes):
Preheat oven to 375.
Macerate 4 cups of berries in a glass casserole dish: put washed berries in the casserole, squeeze juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lemon over berries and sprinkle with sugar (about a Tbs will do). Let sit while you make the topping.
Combine 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 large egg. If too dry, add another egg. Pour/sprinkle over berries. Drizzle about 2-4 Tbs melted butter over cobbler.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Serve warm with Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream (important step).

We tried something more doughy for the peaches but I didn't like it as much. When I do it again, I will probably use the same recipe as with the blackberries.


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