Summer Flavor, Held for December

Nothing like peaches preserved in jars for winter months. I grew up learning how to can vegetables with my mom. We always canned tomatoes, peaches, and beans for winter. The peaches and tomatoes came from NY, until my father expanded his garden and was able to grow enough tomatoes for canning. Technically you can can any number of cans of fruit or vegetables, but for anything less than a full pot its a total pain in the butt.

This is a particularly exciting moment in that the peaches came from the tree my father and I planted. Canning fruits and vegetables is hot work but well worth it, it's also relatively easy to do.