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Check out my Candy corn nails I am totally getting into the spirit of fall...

Check out my Candy corn nails I am totally getting into the spirit of fall…

As I sit here at 11 p.m.  sipping pumpkin coffee, watching mountain man sleep on the couch because he passed out after taking Benadryl for his allergies, ( ya he’s that bad ass ) I thought I would take a min to share with everyone what I have been up to today.

Fall is in the air, It has been a chilly couple of days and I am in a mad panic realizing that I am not near prepared enough for the winter as far a food storage goes. Here in the sticks we can a lot of our own produce. I decided to spend my weekend off by going into town and picking up a box of peaches and canning them. While I don’t have my own peach trees, I prefer to buy my peaches from a local Farm Stand. Canned Peaches is something I have always loved to eat not loved to do. Anyone who has canned peaches knows that it is a sticky time-consuming mess.

I canned about a dozen jars of regular old peaches in simple syrup and then I did something amazing, I made a few jars of spicy peaches… I am sure this is not a new or novel idea but I was introduced to the Idea by one of my dear friends . I just had to try it…

Start of by preparing your jars and peaches as you always would when canning peaches. If you have never canned peaches here is are some great instructions from the Ball Blue Book of Canning.

Hot water bath canning

Then all you do is add a spicy pepper or two, Jalapeno or Serrano would work great, of course this would depend on your heat preference but I chose Serrano peppers for mine. Just drop them into your jar before you top with lids and submerge in the water. Just bathe them as the instructions call for. The Ball Website is a great tool for cooking times and altitude adjustments while canning, as well as fantastic recipes. For a link to the Ball website click here.

Now I have to be honest I don’t know what they taste like and I would imagine the longer you let them sit the more spicy they are but I have a very special place in my heart and soul for all things spicy, I know that was a little dramatic but it’s very true.

I can not wait to pop open one of these jars and devour the sweet and spicy goodness that can only come from peaches and peppers.

Spicy Peaches

Spicy Peaches

Good luck, let me know what you think of them.

Kimmy (the sticks)

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