Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

9 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
2 T lemon or lime juice (fresh or bottled)
4 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 large sweet green peppers, diced
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
2 cups onions, diced
2 T dried crushed red pepper flakes (or fresh hot peppers if you wish. Add more or less to your desired heat level)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or use fresh parsley if you don’t care for cilantro)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 T honey
2 T clear gel if desired to thicken 

Mix peaches with lime or lemon juice. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook for five or six minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into canning jars. Screw on lids and process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.  Makes 8 pts.

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Peach Salsa

IMG_1739Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day.  We are trying something new here today.  We are making peach salsa.  I got the recipe from here.  Ours looks a little different from hers as  we are using white peaches.  They were given to us by Tom and Sally.  You all remember them.  He was our previous pastor before Shannon.  Jess was the one who gave us the idea of making peach salsa.  She was supposed to help make it however she has been very sick.  We spent many hours in the emergency room with her.  I think they have come to the conclusion she has Lyme disease.  This is so bad here in Floyd.  So many people have gotten it.  You all probably remember Grace had it last summer.    Speaking of Grace, she had a great time at camp and is already looking forward to going again next year.

This new chemo has been a little harder on Hubby than the other one was.  The doctor wants him to stay on it for 3 months and then she will run another scan to see how the cancer is responding to it.  Your prayers are as always so appreciated.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Veggies and Stuff

IMG_1715Hello everyone!  Lots of things have been going on here in Floyd.  For one, the garden is producing very well.  I am trying something different for us this year in the garden.  We have tried planting all our crops in 2-3 week intervals.  My thinking is to have fresh produce all summer long.  Example, we just finished one section of green beans and corn and another section is ready to start picking.  No huge amounts at one time-just enough to can and eat.  It is keeping us busy but not overwhelming.  I like that.  With all we have going on right now it is working really well for us.

Hubby is scheduled to begin a new round of chemo next week.  This is a different type of chemo than what he has taken before with different side effects.  We are praying it will not be too hard on him.

IMG_1714Grace on her way to camp for the first time.  Both Julie and Grace have volunteered at this camp for a couple of years now but this time Grace will be a camper.  She was SO excited!

11390016_935083396543911_7320861737145804896_nJulie has a part time job at The Bread Basket here in Floyd.  She loves it.  My girls are growing up!

Enjoy your day and God bless.



IMG_1613Last Sunday afternoon, we made a trip down the Parkway to have a little relaxation time.  It was hard but I got this group to be still for just a moment while I took a picture.  From left to right, Grace, Zeke, Logan, Julie and Josiah.   Zeke and Si are two of our pastors sons and Logan is in our youth group at church.

IMG_1615We spent the afternoon listening to this group-Pike City.   The boy playing the banjo is our pastors oldest son, Zeb, and the one playing the guitar is next in age.  His name is Tony and the girl is Karissa (Tony’s girlfriend).  They are very talented and are always a joy to listen to.  The weather as you can see was beautiful.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

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