Last year, I made jars and jars of fig jam. SO good. While the figs are coming in faster than I can pick now, I had a flat of peaches I needed to use before they spoiled.
Back story: I’m a California girl for the last 20 years, give or take. When I go to the store to buy peaches, I come back with five or six. When you buy peaches out in the country on the east coast, you rarely end up with just a few. You may end up with a few dozen, in fact.
I never knew what a real southern peach tasted like until I moved here. They’re not just a delicious fruit, but they’re an experience. Buy them at the fruit stand, bite into one before you get back in the car, enjoy the peach juice running down your face but only wipe it off after you really get to taste the peach. Sweet, soft but not too, scented with this amazing peach cobbler kind of smell even though it’s just a raw peach…it’s Heaven. You have to experience it yourself to understand it completely.
After a lot of internet searching, as I knew I wanted to make a unique peach jam with an almond infusion of sorts, I found this recipe by Abby Sweets: Peach Amaretto Jam.
Tonight, once it cools off a little more in my kitchen, I’m making English muffin bread, which you can find here. The two together? Who needs dinner!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s new weekly blog piece: Life in the Country! Before I moved here, I had a bunch of romantic notions about what it would be like. Considering moving to your own little piece of private Heaven? Come back tomorrow to get an idea of the reality of it!