Monday, July 5, 2010

Fireworks and Apricots



Today we had a great and productive family day!
We had the fun of firing off fireworks together.















Then we finally started to harvest the apricots.



As you can see they are small,
but there are a lot of them!



After washing them, we started to cut them up.


But given how many apricots we have,
I knew that was going to take forever,
so I decided to use my chopper to
speed things up a bit.



The older boys helped with the pitting process.




8cups apricots (pitted and de-stringed)
1/4cup lemon juice
5cups sugar


Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 30 minutes,
stirring FREQUENTLY.



Apricot jam bubbling; water-bath coming to a boil.

Almost ready!


Time to fill the jam jars:



Now for 10 minutes in the water bath.



That's beautiful!  :)

One of my readers asked what I was going to do
with my apricots.  Well, this is the first step.
We're going to try drying some as well,
as well as get another batch of jam going.

Plus, we're just going to eat some
of them FRESH, of course!!!



5 comments:

  1. Wow, you make jam too! I saw many times persons make it, in Holland and Italy. A dear aunt of my husband made also a delicious orange jam. Must be very tasteful!

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  3. Wow Lezlie really wonderful...!

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  4. Apparently the comments got fixed! So I deleted my other comment. Yes, Lia, they are tasty. Thanks, Mari.

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