Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Peach Jam by Desiree

Peach Jam

The written tale on the reverse of this postcard had visual qualities nearly as good as this beautiful painting of peach jam by Desiree Habicht.

So here it is....
Dear Katherine

With our fruit trees in full production and everything ripening at the same time I am forced to deal with bushels of fruit.  I do love to can and put up things I grow. The weather has been so nice and I have an outdoor kitchen where I sterilize jars and process jams.  It helps keep the house cooler but requires a lot more running for me.  After two solid days of picking, cleaning, processing and sealing I feel it qualifies as Sketchercise!

This year I made peach jam, peach-japaleno jelly, peach bellini jam, peach salsa, peach-cantaloupe preserves and corn relish.  Yummy - 45 jars of goodies!

Enjoy

Desiree
I most certainly did Desiree - I am salivating at all those wonderful products of your labour - and that amount of work most definitely counts as sketchercise!

7 comments:

Robyn Sinclair said...

Please may I have a Peach-japaleno Jelly and a Corn Relish? I don't want to be greedy.
A beautiful watercolour such as this would also be greatly prized!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Great watercolour, well done Desiree, it made me buying some in the a fruit store around the corner, grown here in the area where I live. Very unusual. Climate change is going on.

Africantapestry said...

Such hard work, but all worth it once opened and enjoyed by everybody.
Lovely postcard.
Ronelle

Bridget Hunter said...

Beautiful work and I want some too - airmail?

Alison Staite said...

Beautiful work and beautiful colours.

Cathy Gatland said...

Mmm - makes me so glad that summer and peaches are on the way here!

Pat said...

Desiree, I can picture you out in your outside kitchen packing up the peaches. Your neighbors were probably salivating from the fragrance.

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