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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Peach Marmalade

It's Canning Week Day 2! Aren't you excited??!! I know I am! 

When you're done here, make sure to check out Ott, A and her post!

What is Canning Week? Well, Ott, A and I each do lots of canning. We love capturing the fresh taste of home grown goodies to enjoy throughout the year. We'll each have new posts every day this week, so be sure to come back and visit! We will also have an awesome giveaway! Make sure to check out Ott, A for her posts each day. 


Peach Marmalade


In my opinion, Indiana peaches are some of the best. I get mine from Adrian's Orchards in Indianapolis. They have lots of yummy produce and homemade goodies.
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Here's what you'll need:

4 lbs of fresh peaches, peeled and diced (save the peels! you'll need them on Thursday)
1 orange
1 lemon
5 cups sugar
1/4 c water
1 package powdered pectin (1 3/4 oz)

7 or 8 half pint jars and lids (Sterilize first!)

Cut orange in quarters, remove seeds, cut off rind and slice into very thin pieces. Repeat this with the lemon.

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Put orange and lemon slices in small saucepan with 1/4 c water and simmer, covered, over low heat for about 20 minutes.

In large pot (at least 8 quart), fill with diced and peeled peaches and orange/lemon mixture. When it's at a full rolling boil, stir in pectin and bring to a full rolling boil once again. Stir in sugar, stirring constantly!!

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Boil hard for one minute and remove from heat. SKIM OFF ANY FOAM! This is very important.

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Pour into jars and seal. To seal, process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.

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There's plenty more to come with our first Canning Week. Check back daily for new posts, and don't forget to check out Ott, A !

For more information on Canning Week and all the giveaways, please see this post.


Calling all local food enthusiasts and people who just enjoy great food!
 Are you close to Indianapolis?  How would you like to win two free tickets to Dig-IN? The great news is I have two tickets to give away! All you have to do is leave me a comment saying you'd like to be entered in the Dig-IN giveaway. That's it!!
What is Dig-IN?
Here's information from their website:





Purpose and Mission:
If there is a heart in Heartland, we're it. And if there is bread in the nation's breadbasket, it probably came from us. Indiana has a long and proud agricultural heritage, and we plan on continuing that heritage the same way it began.
On August 29, 2010, Indiana growers will make their way to White River State Park to showcase their high quality locally produced products, and remind Hoosiers there is much more than corn in Indiana. Dig-IN will feature educational discussion panels, cooking demonstrations, urban gardening exhibits, local chef Q&A sessions, wine tastings, beer and food pairing classes, and much more. Combining the freshness of farmer's markets and our state's greatest food minds, this event promises a feast for the senses. Prepare to learn from Indiana agricultural and culinary experts as they invite you on a journey from field to table top. Don't miss the opportunity to help us celebrate all that Indiana agriculture has to offer. See you in August!

It's a great showcase for local foods and talent. If you've never been, I hope you sign up for the giveaway. Even if you don't win, here's how you can score your own tickets.

10 comments:

bianca said...

hi Jen!

Following you thanks to the Tag Along Tuesdays!

xo
Bianca

www.biancaleblanc.com

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

This does sound lovely - I really like the idea of marmalade made with peaches.

alicia said...

I'm always so amazed by such domesticated gals such as yourself. Thanks for sharing and linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

Heidi said...

This looks so yummy! I only have made freezer jam so far.

Mom's Review for you said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know about my MomsReview4You Wednesday blog hop! Would love it if you would come follow me and link up!

http://momsreview4you.blogspot.com/p/blog-hop.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen! Great site. Love it! Love it! Love it! Especially since I am one of those "Career Gals" that doesn't cook, you have given me some easy tips to learn how. With that being said, please enter me in for the Dig In tickets. Cooking is not much my thing, but eating good food is. (lol)

-G

JanelleS said...

Thanks for stopping by Financially Free 4 Ever!
My husband and I got a ton of peaches and didn't quite know what to do with them. Your marmalade recipe looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing.
JanelleS
www.financiallyfree4ever.blogspot.com

Sally Watkins said...

Glad I am following. I am learning so much this week.

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE to win those tickets. Please enter me into the contest.

Audrey

Its A Blog Party said...

Yummy!
Thanks for linking up!
Liz!

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