Peach picking …
a successful weekend of canning!
After a weekend of canning peaches & plums … (peaches, peach jam, peach salsa (yum!), red plum & raspberry jam and green plum, blackberry & raspberry jam) … I realized I had picked Green Plums (sweet and tart), not Gold Plums. So I had to add those color recipes too.
I thought it would be fun stamp the fruit as the top can labels. I didn’t worry about buying adhesive labels. I cut circles from cardstock scraps (using a few different sizes) and Classic Circles Nestiblilites. Honestly, it took more time to cut the paper then stamp the labels.
Working with 6 labels at a time, I stamped one step at a time on each label before I moved onto the next step. This made multi-step stamping for mass production go quickly. Adding the second peach did take a little more time because of the masking, but I masked all six at the same time – again made it quicker.
Stamping a single multi-step peach on 6 labels took about 15 mins.
I can’t believe a number of canned goods came from that picking session … plus, I have more peaches in the freezer! 🙂
If you are looking for a good Peach Salsa recipe,
I found one on allrecipes.com. It had been altered from another recipe, which I then altered. I did not use the amount of sugar the recipe called for (the peaches were sweet enough on their own) and made a few changes since I had 2 mangos that I wanted to use.
3 cups fresh peaches + 1 cup mango – peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 jalapeno peppers, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/4 cup white sugar
I doubled the above recipe but did not double the jalapeno peppers.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah & Classic Circles Nestiblilites from Spellbinders.
Inks: (Memento inks) Peaches & Plums: Please see Multi Step Peach Color Recipe – rev. for the different color variations used. Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Date: Northern Pine. “Salsa”: Elderberry.