Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekend Plans

GR&DF the end of the week is here - and plans are coming together for a busy couple of days.

Top of the list is making some more jam - last Sunday I picked up a few pounds of rock hard, unripe peaches anticipating them ripening by this weekend ....

and I checked on them last night and they are right at perfect - so I know that I will get this bowl of fruit....

into these clean jars - a couple of hours of work but so worth it!!

I think we are also planning a run to the flower market. There are a couple of plants I want to replace in the house and we haven't been out there in the longest time - and - they have a great little restaurant out there so breakfast can be had at the same time!!

Last night I got together the stuff for another upcoming exchange - and was again flabbergasted that I could pull all the recommended fibers form my stash - me thinks I have too much! I also worked a little on the exchange I started the other day...... and I couldn't resist a little time on the Garden Path. I will have a nice shot of that piece on Monday.

The flicker last night was an older pick from the Disney Channel - an adaptation of Charles Dickens' book - "The Old Curiosity Shop" - 1995 - starring Peter Ustinov, Sally Walsh and Tom Courtney. I am a big fan of Dickens (as you already know) and try and see all the variations and adaptations out there of his work - and this was a very superior effort - great acting, great cinematography and it never seemed to bog down as some TV movies do. On a single DVD - this 2 part 3 Hour version is worth a look.

There you go sports fans - thanks for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! Peaches are my favorite fruit. You will definitely enjoy that taste of summer in the winter! And your kitchen is going to smell wonderful! Hugs, Nancy

Lisa S said...

I look forward every year for California peaches! I LOVE them! I know Georgia is suppose to be the peach state and theirs are very good but nothing beats a California free stone peach! The ones I picked up at the supermarket yesterday were the size of large baseballs! YUM!

Are you canning them or making jam? I wish I knew how to do that.

Enjoy your weekend Edgar :)

Hugs

Berit said...

Those peaches look awesome! :D Sounds like you've got a good weekend in the works. I've got errands; here's hoping for an early day today for Marc so that we can scoot along and get 'em done this afternoon/evening and have the weekend free.

I recently ordered some of those soaps you showed from etsy and am so enjoying them--the sweet annisette not only has a great scent, but is VERY effective for cleaning those stubborn nose pores (guess it's the charcoal). I'm not historically much for licorice, but I do like sambuca in espresso (though I don't like coffee...) and can be cajoled into a shot of Jager now and then--not much of a drinker. I got the sampler of 6 different kinds and can definitely see another order in my future! Wendy even included 2 bonus samples--great!

Thanks for the recommendation. :)

Sherry said...

Look at those yummy peaches and sparkling clean jars! They will make a perfect pair once canned or made into jam!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I bet your jam is to die for!!!

Peggy Lee said...

You are making my mouth water with all this peach jam talk. I can almost taste it now!

You can NEVER have too much stash.

Jon Lee said...

I enjoy reading your blog. The peaches look wonderful. I also am a great fan of TCM.

Jennifer said...

Edgar,
Those peaches look so good I can smell them through the monitor!
Oh, what a good peach cobbler that would make!

Jennifer
A Georgia Peach at
Feathers in the Nest

DonnaTN said...

Just looking at your peaches makes my mouth water! Have a great weekend jamming and stitching!

Melissa said...

There's no better feeling than being able to go to the stash and pull all the supplies without a run to the LNS. That's not having too much, that's being prepared!

Enjoy your peaches. Canning is definitely worth the effort, especially when winter rolls around.

Natalia said...

Edgar I would love to know how you make that jam !!! Would you share your recipe???