Preserves, Winter

Surprise Citrus!

I was a little surprised to discover that the dwarf Meyer lemon I bought a little while back, is, in fact, a cumquat tree.

Something extra to add to my citrus marmalade.

 

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Preserves

Millions of peaches!

Well, not quite a million, but I certainly have a lot. The recent extreme heat here in Melbourne resulted in almost my entire crop of peaches ripening at once. Henry (my husband) did his best to eat as many as possible, but didn’t make much of dent in the pile. In addition to handing over enough fruit to fill pre-school and kindergarten lunches (In addition to our time-share cat, we now have two small children who come over the back fence and play in the garden), I have more than enough peaches to make a peach jam, to contribute to my summer fruits jam, and fill at least one pie! What’s even more scary is that the apples are ready to harvest too! ¬†Need to do some preserving? Try this:¬†Jam Recipe