Saturday

Lifestyle * Peaches


Peaches are the fruit of the week in our home. Our peach trees are touching the ground with the branches heavy with fruit. We are freezing bags full for winter months of peach smoothies, peach pies and peach gelato. 

 We are so so happy to have such a great harvest this year. 

{she in her cute apron peeling peaches}

We made it a family affair. Everyone helped pick and peel. Freezing peaches is an easy job but it sure is messy too! I made the mistake of using some of my favorite dish towels and they are now stained a deep peachy red. Who knew peaches had so much red in them!?


Pick your peaches fresh and fully ripe. It is important to use ripe peaches. It will be much easier to peel them plus they have the fullest flavor. If you happen to pick a few that aren't ripe yet set them aside until they are fully ripe.
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Flash cook your peaches for 30-60 seconds. 
  2. Then put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and to cool. These to steps loosen the skins so they slip right off the fruit.
  3. Peel the skins off your peaches. This should be easy. 
  4. Cut peaches into slices or chunks
  5. Put zip locking pint sized bag into a large cup or glass folding over the top of glass
  6. Spoon peaches into the bag.
  7. Get as much air as possible out of the bag and zip shut
  8. I then place 3-4 pint sized bags into a gallon zip bag to prevent freezer burn and label with the date.
Enjoy your peaches all year long!

3 comments:

Valentina said...

I love peaches. I'm so envious that you have a peach tree. Lucky you!! ; o )

eddieross said...

Yum, yum, yum! We agree with Valentina, lucky you!

xo



E+J

April~Living the Sweet Life said...

This is our first year with a peach tree. I love it! I do feel very lucky. Thanks Eddie, Jaithan & Valentina.
~April