Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Soundtrack {and Keeping it Real: Peach Jam Failure Version}

Good morning lovelies!  It's supposed to be hotter than blazes this weekend so I'm trying to think of ways to stay cool and still bake a peach crisp.  Breaking news!  I got my very first smart phone this week (gasp--I know, it's only 2013!) so have been playing around with the new camera feature...hence the mobile pics in lieu of the more traditional, edited, pretty pictures.

Just peachy!  I should try making jam!
I tried my hand at peach freezer jam last night and yes, one must follow the directions when it comes to making jam.  Tough lesson to learn since I have the hardest time following recipes and was improvising my little heart out (even though I knew I shouldn't mess with something temperamental like jam).

I bought pectin!  Excited to make jam!
The flavor of the jam is divine,  it's just a bit soupy.  Reminds me of that scene in Louisa May Alcott's Little Woman when Meg tries to make jam and John finds her on the floor at at home sobbing, "the jelly won't jell!" I'll just call my creation "peach sauce" and all will be well.

Instructions?  Nah.  I refuse to put 4 cups of sugar in 3 cups of peaches thankyouverymuch.

What is everyone doing this weekend?  Pool?  Beach?  Air conditioning?  Walking aimlessly in an air-conditioned establishment so one does not have to run one's own air conditioning? (yep, that's me)

The aftermath of peeling 20 pounds of peaches.  At least I won the fruit-fly battle.
Here's a tune for your Saturday.  Nothing like some Mumford & Sons to get one fired up for a toasty weekend, a long run and recipe creating!


Cheerily,
Amy

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