We bottled peaches, but it is not near as thrilling to show the process. So, let me just tell you about the adventure. I got everything in place. Tarzan started the water boiling to process the bottled peaches on the stove outside on the patio.

Inside, the first batch of peaches went into boiling water for a couple of minutes and then quickly dipped into ice water. The peel came off just as it should and I took my little pairing knife and cut the beautiful peach in half and -- Oh no! -- they were not cling free peaches. The fruit would not come off the pit. Yuck!

By the time I got all the peelings off and the fruit cut into slices (There was no other way to work with the fruit without mangling it) I had a sticky mess in my kitchen. Meanwhile, Tarzan is outside gleefully working in the yard waiting to put the bottles of peaches into the boiling water.

I mixed the syrup for the peaches, 3 cups water 2 cups sugar, brought it to a boil, poured it over the peaches, wiped off the rims, put the sterile lids on along with the rings, tightened the bottles and called in Tarzan to do his part. I was really disappointed because we like peach halves. But, to my delight they turned out real nice.

Now, here is the best part. I still have a few bottles of peaches left over from last year so I made peach cobbler with them and it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T. I used the recipe from How To Cook Like Your Grandmother. I had to modify it just a little because my peaches were bottled and already had a little sugar on them and her peaches are fresh. But, did I tell you it was a P-E-R-F-E-C-T peach cobbler. The crust is excellent and it is so easy. Next, I am going to make a pie with the peaches we froze. My quest to be a Domestic goddess is never ending.


Glad to hear you liked it. I'll pass on the compliments to my wife.