I took a large bowl of my Pickled peach recipe (clipped from a magazine in the 1950's)
1 large can Del Monte peach halves
½ cup sugar
½ cup vinegar
1 stick whole cinnamon
½ teaspoon whole cloves
Two days Before Serving:
Drain peaches reserving 1 cup syrup. In sauce pan combine syrup, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer uncovered 5 min.
Add peach halves, a few of which may be studded with one clove. Bring to a boil, cool, cover, and refrigerate at least two days. I remove the spices on the third day if some are left so they do not get too strong.
To serve, drain peaches and heap in serving dish. I double and triple it for large groups.
The peaches are simmered a few minutes in the vinegar and spices and sugar and then refrigerated for two days.
Little touches in my kitchen remind my of my mother, so long gone now except in the hearts of her family. Mother loved the American Home Magazine. She loved Ironstone and pewter and ruffled curtains and house designs by Royal Barry Wills. She made her kitchen curtains of this Pennsylvania Dutch design, and a scrap of it is made into a hot pad 60 years later beside my own cook stove. I am very like my mother, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Do you see something like my "Bird and Pomegranate" rug design?
This will be my first time to use the huge Canton pattern punch Bowl. A modern adaptation, it blends well with all things old and blue. It is a perfect bowl to show off my spiced peaches!
Seafoam colors of Blue and teal are repeated throughout.
A fire was welcome on this cold day!
As there were about 24 of us, two small tables were set like this one in the library.
A great group of this Texas Collectible, hand decorated pottery with bluebonnets, made for Tourists mid 20th century anchor one wall of the sunlit library. And look at the blue cupboard full of homespun blankets!
Other blue items carry out the theme also.
So many old stories to relive!
I love these women!
Dear Friends since 1978.
Thank you my blog friends for coming along on this party with me.
Christmas shots of this house plus my current house are on this blog in Dec 2016,