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Lavender Peach Jam

Lavender Peach Jam

The peaches are in season and in abundance.  Whether you grow them on your own tree or buy them fresh at the Farmer’s Market, now is the time to preserve as much as possible for the colder months.  This lovely jam has a hint of lavender making it perfect for any occasion!  Leave it chunky or puree your peaches making it a smooth spread.

Recipe

2 tbsp. dried lavender flowers

1/2 cup boiling water

4 cups finely chopped peaches (5-6 peaches)

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

6 cups organic sugar

1 pouch liquid fruit pectin

Place lavender flowers in a small bowl.  Pour boiling water over flowers and steep for 20-30 minutes.  Strain and discard flowers.

Blanch and chop the peaches if the skins don’t come off easily.

Combine lavender liquid, peaches, lemon juice and sugar in a very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan.  Bring to a full boil over high heat and oil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in pectin.

Ladle into hot jars and process for 10 minutes.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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