Sue moved to Whidbey Island with her husband Bob in 1975. Little did she know at the time that she would soon be Married to Martha. Sue's blog is all about life with Farmer Bob, from the garden to the kitchen and most everything in between. It's a pretty good thing.
A peachy summer means chutney, jam, salsa and canned peaches
Peaches on the tree in Farmer Bob's Garden. Photos by Sue Frause.
It's been an extra peachy summer in the garden this year. Our lone peach tree, nearly 30 years old, has produced about 150 peaches. That meant Farmer Bob went into into full fruit overdrive during the recent Labor Day weekend. The result of his efforts included peach chutney, peach jam, peach salsa and home canned peaches.
Peach Chutney, Canned Peaches, Peach Jam. Photo by Sue Frause.
I haven't tried the peach chutney yet, but it looks pretty tasty. Bob used an online recipe at PickYourOwn.org. I also found recipes for peach and other chutneys in my cookbook collection, including Joy of Cooking and The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. The peach jam recipe he used was simply the one included in the Sure-Jell premium fruit pectin box and the canned peaches he made from his head!
Making Peach Salsa with Lime Juice and Honey. Photo by Sue Frause.
1 tablespoon finely minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste
1 heaping tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or sweet onion
Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving time. The flavors are best if the salsa is refrigerated for four hours or overnight. Serve with grilled or broiled fish, pork or chicken. Makes 1-1/2 to 2 cups.
Another lovely meal created by Farmer Bob. Photo by Sue Frause.