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
Yes, I know that this is my third post about dealing with unexpectedly large, home garden harvests, but it really is a bit of an issue at this time of year. The summer heat can be delightful, but it also means that all of the fruit and veg are ripening and ready to pick at the same time. In addition to the preserves ideas and recipes on this site (you can download factsheets here: Factsheets) you may want to check out this website (thanks to Terri Bateman for sourcing this): www.bite.co.nz
Have fun preserving!