When I look at this sweet bounty of fruit, I thank God for His provision of such delicacies...This wholesome goodness will feed my family giving them nutrients and vitamins they need to live healthy and feel good. I am thankful for these blessings in such a hard economy era, that we are able to have this food on our table to enjoy and sustain us. I am thankful for my dear Church Family who give their fruit from their trees so that we may glean from it. This week we were blessed with a whole basket full of plump golden peaches to enjoy.We picked plums and apricots from our own backyard trees and fresh blueberries from a local farm. I am doing the happy dance!
I knew we wouldn't be able to eat the peaches fast enough before they would go bad so I made a light syrup and canned 4 pints for future enjoyment with peace of mind they will taste just as fresh as they were picked from the tree. The kids had some with their lunch and loved every bite!
Since I never made blueberry jam before I thought I would use my blueberry bounty for that...
I am not sorry for it either...This stuff is remarkably delish!
I was also blessed with the opportunity to share my knowledge of canning with my dear friend Marmie yesterday. I truly was honored to be able to serve as a Titus woman, teaching a younger woman canning skills which she will be able to continue herself for her family and prayerfully she will be able to pass her canning skills to her children and other women. As a homemaking Mama I hope to keep this art alive for future homemakers...They will surely bless their families with good things for teaches frugality as well. I prefer to know what the ingredients are in my food...Look at all the labels in stores...Many contain ingredients that are chemically & artificially made or filled with high fructose corn syrup and empty calories and preservatives or no nutritional value whatsoever. By simply taking some time and preserving your own food as much as possible and cooking from scratch will benefit your family so much more that all the bad junk out there...It takes little effort to go the extra mile...This is still a work in progress in my home...every little change you make is always good. If you have any questions regarding canning and don't know where to start...I would be more than happy to help you out!