This summer we collected a few peaches from one of our favorite produce farms. I specifically made some peach jam for the cold winter days. Well, we have definitely had some cold winter days lately. It is the perfect time for some of Greg's homemade bread and some peach jam. He got the recipe from here. This book is filled with tasty and simple bread recipes. They are practically no-fail. The kids blasted through two loaves of bread in one sitting. Doran and Elijah ate most of it (with Greg, Eden, Helena and me bringing up the rear), and this was after dinner. I couldn't have had more than one slice even if I had wanted. I am raising lumberjacks. In any case, this is a sign that Greg's bread baking needs to be a more frequent occurrence.
We would like to have some organic peaches where we can eat all of the peach. Even thought the orchard sprays its peaches as little as possible, we'd like to try to eliminate it entirely. One reason I made jam with the peaches instead of something else is that was the best way to deal with the skin-peel it off. I hope I can remember the 'recipe' next summer, as I made it up and didn't write it down. Nice move Ang.
In our quest for our own peaches, we purchased a Georgia Peach tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. They sell trees at reasonable prices and are quite knowledgeable about caring for them in different zones of the country. They sent us dormant trees and we planted them this past fall. Right now the baby trees are completely covered in snow. I am a little worried about them, but Greg says they are fine. Hopefully we will have our own peaches in a couple of years sans insecticide spray.
It looks like there is more snow on the way for tomorrow. It's the perfect time for more bread and jam!
Have a great weekend everyone!