I wish we could pack up this late summer sunlight in jars. If only we could pick it, clamp the bail down on the glass, set the pressure cooker for, say, ten pounds, and process jars and jars of bright, fresh, mellow sun! I can see how it would look with the jars ranged in the fruit cellar beside the chicken and piccalilli and tomato catsup. And on a dark January day we would bring up a quart or so of sunshine and open it and smell again the warm dreamy air of a late - summer day.
- Gladys Taber
Somehow, I think I have managed to do just what Gladys Taber described with this spiced peach butter.
The peaches that were used to make the peach butter are a North Carolina freestone peach called Contender. They are sweet, juicy and oh so good!
I'll have this peach butter at the Locust Farmers Market, this Thursday, July 31st.