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Bear Bibeault
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Canned Texas peaches.



I stopped at a road-side farmstand and picked up a bunch of Texas peaches. Peaches don't last long, so I canned most for over the winter.

Nothing like a warm peach cobbler in cooler weather!

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I wish technology would allow us to share foods across different countries instantly. Those things look pretty cool


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Deepak Bala wrote:I wish technology would allow us to share foods across different countries instantly. Those things look pretty cool

Maybe Bear can beam it to you


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Kaustubh G Sharma
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Even Bear's food post contains matchless taste and smell......


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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Even Bear's food post contains matchless taste and smell......


You can smell and taste forum posts ? Wait dont tell me... are you smelling your monitor preceding it with insatiable licks ?
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Deepak Bala wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Even Bear's food post contains matchless taste and smell......


You can smell and taste forum posts ? Wait dont tell me... are you smelling your monitor preceding it with insatiable licks ?

you caught me deepak
Pat Farrell
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I stopped at a road-side farmstand and picked up a bunch of Texas peaches. Peaches don't last long, so I canned most for over the winter.

You have fresh local peaches now? In mid-July? We don't get them around here until late August.
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I can see some jelly like material in can. Is it juice of peach or you have added some preservatives?
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Pat Farrell wrote:You have fresh local peaches now? In mid-July? We don't get them around here until late August.

Yes, first crop. Pat, where's "here"?

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Saurabh Pillai wrote:I can see some jelly like material in can. Is it juice of peach or you have added some preservatives?

Light syrup. The only preservatives are heat and vacuum.

That'll keep these preserved for about a year (as if they'd lay around that long!)
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Yes, first crop. Pat, where's "here"?

General Washington DC area. I just love proper ripe local peaches. They do not travel, and they don't last. Almost as fragile as raspberries.
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Pat Farrell wrote:They do not travel, and they don't last. Almost as fragile as raspberries.

Indeed, I have one left of those I kept fresh, and it's already looking rather beat. It'll still be just as tasty when I eat it tonight.

Buying local produce gives one a good sense as to why super-market produce, that has been developed to survive a long time under rough conditions, is so crappy.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Buying local produce gives one a good sense as to why super-market produce, that has been developed to survive a long time under rough conditions, is so crappy.

Modern commercial tomatoes are bred to be easy to pick by machines, not to have any taste. So most don't have *any* taste.

When I was a kid, my dad had a fairly large garden where he grew tomatoes and sweet corn. Corn starts changing its taste in the first minutes after its picked. He would put on the pot of water to boil, got out and pick some ears, and shuck them as he walked back to the house. Into the boiling water and onto the dinner plates and on the table in well under five minutes. I have a real hard time eating corn on the cob any other way.
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I understand completely. I was an avid gardener in my youth as well (in New England).

Unfortunately, the central Texas climate isn't conducive to backyard gardening except for the few things that thrive in the heat. I do grow my own chiles (for making hot red chile jam and green chile jelly), a handful of herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme, chives), and have a bunch of loquat trees (for fantastic jelly!).

I'd do Farmer's Markets more often, but they're a morning affair, and come week-ends, I'm not much of a morning person.
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a former oregonian, i live in texas now. i would say it's a great place to live, but we have too many yankees moving here now as it is ;^)


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Been here almost 15 years now -- long enough to start saying "y'all".
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a-ite
Kaustubh G Sharma
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it is look alike RASOGULLA to me...

 
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