Monday, April 13, 2009

Product of the fruit on last blog

Well here it is, the finished preserved fruit. Total of 16 jars of peaches, eleven jars of pear pieces with red currants from veggie gnomes garden, (the currants that is, not the pears) only 3 jars of pear pieces with the flesh from the lemonade fruit. I got a little carried away when doing the jars with the currants, I meant to do half and half. Last but not least, 4 jars of pickled figs.

I couldn't wait for the jar to cool enough to take off the clamps, I was just soooo glad it was all finished. On the stove at the moment I have a pot with peach pieces in a heavy syrup that I hope will dry out to resemble glace' peaches.

Not too bad an effort for an "old duck" with one good leg and a helpful husband !!! Thanks a million Popeye.
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Veggie Gnome said...

Wow! That looks fantastic! You have been very productive. It's nice to fill up the pantry, isn't it?

Mickle in NZ said...

Very impressive. I love the idea of pears with red currants.

You've a glorious colour in each bottle. Your pantry will glow!

Olive said...

Oh yes, now I have to find the storage space.

I did the same pears last year with the currants and they were very tasty. I still have a small bag of currants in the freezer...maybe some jelly ?

Veggie Gnome said...

Or some red currant tartlets. :)

Olive said...

Thanks V/G, I forgot about those delicious little tarts.