As a "chick who cans," I received a very cool cleaning kit in the mail from the generous folks at Bon Ami. Certainly you have heard of Bon Ami, the cleaning products company that has been around for more than 125 years. Their products are toxin-free and gentle on the environment. They also smell wonderful (Tangerine Thyme, yum!) and they did a fantastic job of cleaning my jars in preparation for holding peach jam!
Bon Ami has offered to send one of my readers a cleaning kit, as well!
To be entered to win a Bon Ami cleaning kit (pictured below), leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite flavor of jam/jelly is.
For additional giveaway entries, leave separate comments for any or all of the following:
I will randomly select a winner Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00 a.m.
I would also love to share with you the peach jam I made last week! I am a huge jam fan, and I have something to tell those of you who have never made it and who are perhaps daunted by the task. It is EASY! Way easier than pie. There is nothing better than homemade jam, and it is a perfect and thoughtful gift for those of you thinking ahead to Christmas.
First, thoroughly clean seven 8-oz. mason jars.
Pit, peel and coarsely chop 8 large peaches.
In batches, place the peaches in a food processor and pulse until the mixture appears chunky (but is not mushy).
Add the peaches to a medium saucepan, along with:
3 cups sugar
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil, stirring frequently, for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the jam sticks to the back of a spoon.
Pour the jam into the cleaned mason jars and secure with lids. Place the jars in the refrigerator, or freeze.
Good for 4 to 6 weeks in fridge.