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Peaches are my favorite fruit. 
Jun. 22, 2012 5:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2012 4:12 pm
Yeh!  Peach trees have 2 by 4's supporting the limbs.  My son Kyle and girlfriend Lisa have a bunch of peach tree's, and OMG! there loaded.  Here I am diabetic and trying to find things to do with them that won't effect my diabetes.  I am educating myself on this subject but there is so much out there to read.  I know I'm going to freeze 50 quart or so.  I may can in the oven another 50 quart.  He probably has 15, 20 bushel on just one tree.  Peaches are my favorite fruit so I won't get tired of them.  I'm gonna make some peach preserves made with Splenda as well.  I'll put that in the freezer as well cause I know Splenda is not a preservative like sugar.  I look so forward to this time of the year, PEACHES!!!  I am going to experiment with some of these recipes here, using Splenda in place of sugar.  I like Splenda because you use the same amount as sugar which keeps things simple.  1 cup of sugar = 1 cup of Splenda.
Had to share with all of you.  I think community is the best there is.  I appreciate all your help and advise.
Jun. 22, 2012 6:08 am
Here's some information from The University of Georgia you may find useful, regarding Splenda in Canning. ... ... And, here's a recipe ...
Jun. 22, 2012 9:20 am
I am soooo jealous, our peaches do not arrive by truck (the good ones) until late July, early Aug. Send a few bushels to me, I can swap for moose/deer meat or Saskatoon berries:) Eat them by the bushel and enjoy. I want to send you this recipe ... is very good but uses too much sugar for you. Perhaps you could make this and give as gifts. I also make a zuchinni marmalade with chopped fine zuchinni set in a colander with a sprinkle of salt to drain well. Add lemon, orange zest, chopped peaches and sugar to taste. Simmer slowly to thicken for 1-2 hours and jar. I have also helped this along by adding large boxes of jello, roughly 6 cups of fruit to 1 box of jello. After the fruit boils, but before it wants to scorch, add the jello package and stir well, then jar. I bet a peach syrup would go great on pancakes or waffles. I know little about diabetes, but can you use honey? I make fruit syrup to can fruit with honey rather than sugar, I like the light syrup so 3:1 water:honey makes a nice light pack.
Jun. 22, 2012 9:21 am
*that should read 6-8 cups of fruite to 1 box of jello
Jun. 24, 2012 4:12 pm
I love all fruit and PEACHES are at the top of my list; along with apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries and ....well, like I said, I love fruit. I especially like peaches and walnuts in my oatmeal!!! YUM!!! And, isn't Splenda the best?
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I am a easy going guy who is always busy. Yes ladys and gents I don't have time for TV. During the winter months I am either hunting or most likely helping down at the church. During spring I am working on repairs outside and getting my hotbox ready for the garden. Summer and fall I am busy canning and freezing what comes out of my garden. I also cook all the meals for the day or event.
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I have to thank my mother for this. She broke her ankle when I was 10 years old, and there is where I learned to cook. I am nothing compared to my mother,(she is a true Chef), can make a delicous dish from scraps in the refigerator. Anyhow, I make a lot of bread type, deserts, nationalities.
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You most likely won't like this. As a youngster we used to have family reunions and get togethers all the time. We would all go fishing and have a fish fry, and the ladys would bring side dishes and of corse desserts. That has gone now because America is to busy.
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Everything I have ever done has been great. I always end up with a empty dish.
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None: My daughter burnt popcorn;;; how do you burn popcorn? She said I did it, thats my girl.
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