Thursday, August 19, 2010
All in a Day's Work
I think one of the nicest things about pretending to be self-sufficient is the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Raising young ladies of virtue is certainly a noble calling, and each day is an important work. But it's hard to see what's been achieved until later. Sometimes years later.
Canning peaches, however, is a task that is instantly rewarding. (There were more jars, but I took some as gifts.)
I used Pomona's Pectin, a low sugar pectin that uses calcium to gel rather than sugar. I love the flavors of the fruit I'm canning this year because they're not overpowered by sweetness.
I think that my plum or peach preserves with just a touch of sweetness would go well in this recipe for an Italian Jam Tart: