County Fair Time Has Arrived

It’s time for the Saint Mary’s County Fair again. I can not wait. Again this year I am doing multiple entries. I am entering my Bread and Butter Pickles,my blue ribbon winning Peach Preserves, Light Apple Butter, and finally Peach Walnut Conserve. I don’t know if I stand a chance this year but I just enjoy entering and seeing all the different items people enter. I especially love seeing the decorated cakes. Some of the cake just blow me away. The on that won Best in Show last year looked like something you would see on Ace of Cakes. It was fantastic. The cake looked like a hay ride wagon filled with the summers bounty. It was beautiful. I wish I had a photo of it to share with ya’ll. But the camera just would not work for me. I am a better cook than I am a photographer.

I will know tomorrow if I placed anywhere this year. Hopefully I can work the camera this year so I can share the fair with ya’ll.

Here is my recipe for Peach Walnut Conserve.

Peach Walnut Conserve:

4-6 lb. peaches
1 cup sugar to 1 cup of peaches
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 rind and juice of lemon
1 package Certo to jell
6 pint jars for canning
1 large pot, enamel is not good

Peel and slice peaches and measure by cup. Add equal amount of sugar to peaches. Add rind and juice of lemon, and bring to a boil until foam starts. Turn down to low and cook until fruit starts to clear. Turn off and add Certo and nuts and place in hot jars; seal. Process in a water bath for 20 minutes.

Have a great day.

Hope to see ya’ll real soon.