Monday, September 05, 2011

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches!




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Our local peaches have been FABULOUS this year!

Inspired by BJ, author of the darling blog

Sweet Nothings

I decided to make both a peach pie &

some PEACH PEEL JELLY.



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While shopping at Sur La Table

(you can read about it HERE)

I found this little Pie Bird.

I've always wanted one!

Vintage ones can cost a pretty penny.

I think this little guy was only $4.


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Fresh & steaming, right from the oven!


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HOT sticky-gooey sweetness,

just bubbling out of cracks in the crust.


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Doesn't he look like he's yelling...

"Get me out of here... I'm melting!"


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Take special note of the pretty peachy-rose fabric beneath the plate.

You'll be seeing it later this week in a whole new way!

(EDIT: Go HERE to see the dress I made out of it)


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I used Pennsylvania Redhaven peaches for this RECIPE.

They give a pretty pink color to the pie & jelly.

They have a harvest date of August 1st in PA.


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All dressed up & ready as gifts to my sisters!


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Let's have one more bite of that delicious pie,

shall we?


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I'm joining Yvonne at StoneGable for her

On The Menu Monday

as well as Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for

Foodie Friday

and The Tablescaper for her

Seasonal Sundays.

Thanks to all these ladies for making cooking & sharing so much fun!

fondly,

♥♥ Rett ♥♥


EDIT TO ADD:

Gayle, from the blog, Garden of Daisies

*a collector of pie birds*

showed me last year's November issue of

Country Living Magazine.


Go HERE to see a few of Gayles pie birds!

Thanks Gayle!



29 comments:

  1. Wow! They are both just beautiful Rett! The color of the jelly is amazing and your pie bird is so cute too! Happy Labor Day:@)

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  2. You just inspired me. I think I'm going to get me some stuff to make homemade peach freezer jam this afternoon. Thanks! Yummy! My kids will love me!

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  3. Your pics are soooo fantastic!

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  4. Rett, that pie is fabulous. It looks sooooooo good and your little peep is wonderful. The jelly looks good too. Your pictures look like they came out of a magazine. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Looks yummy! And lucky sisters to get the jam!
    I never heard of that kind of peach before.
    We usually pick apples Labor Day weekend before the kids go home, but they are up to $32 a bag. Outrageous, me thinks!
    I will probably give in, but it burns my a double scribble to pay that much!
    Have a great Labor Day. Very quiet here, the kids went home. Alma went home too. I may have to go shopping to cheer myself up! :)

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  6. woo hoo, sister friend...both the pie and the jelly...AWESOME.
    I tried for 30 minutes to get a bite of that pie, with my Dunkin Donuts coffee, but it kept sliding off my fork and back onto my screen. RATS!

    I am going to make jellies for Christmas gifts this yr, too. Great idea...
    and thanks for the shout out on your pretty blog.

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  7. Both jelly and pie look scrumptious! You know, I have the exact same pie bird - it is so cute and always a conversation piece.

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  8. I'll have a piece of peach pie please. :)

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  9. Oh, my tiny mouth is just a waterin'! :) That peach pie is gorgeous and I love your little pie bird. I have one but have never used it! ;)
    Your jelly is gorgeous too! Yum, I need some sweet juicy peaches! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  10. You have me craving pie, Rett!! Your crust is so perfect...I can see that little birdie helped!! And your jelly looks fabulous!! Well done!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. The pie looks delicious...can I be one of your sisters, too?

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  12. 3 pints done...but now I want to make more!

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  13. Seriously!! That pie looks divine!!! The colour is tres perfect! Your sisters are most lucky that you are sharing such jarred delights ... wishing you a fabulous day..xo HHL

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  14. Ooo, it all looks so scrumptuous! Save a bite for me.

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  15. I don't think there is anything more delicious than a piece of warm peach pie. Those Redhavens make the most beautiful jam. Your photos are stunning, Rett. My mom had a little pie bird just like yours. I wonder whatever happened to it?

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  16. Rett, your pictures are always spectacular and make your post so nice. We love peaches and I got a lug of Colorado ones. They weren't as sweet this year. Sad. That pie looks SOOOO good, and the jelly is just too pretty to open. Love the little bird!
    Hugs, Donna

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  17. Rett, I think these photos may be your best yet. Wow! Love the pie bird with the cherry background. And that jelly jar - perfection. Wish I had a slice of that pie right now. YUM!

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  18. Rett, your blackbird pie... I mean peach pie...looks sooo yummy! Isn't that bird just the cutest thing? I collect piebirds too!
    http://patchofzinnias.blogspot.com/2010/10/sing-song-of-sixpence.html

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  19. Ok, yum, yum, yum is all I can say!! I have been eating some fresh peaches my mom got, but am staying away from the pie:-) At least this week anyway. Jelly looks great too!!

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  20. That pie has me drooling this morning. It would be a perfect breakfast. LOL! I don't think I've ever seen that color of peach before. I love it! Those jelly jars are absolutely adorable and I am sure your sisters are going to love them!

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  21. What a bountiful harvest!!
    The best peach pie and jelly I have seen in a long time... All I can say is---the recipients of those delicious jars of jelly are some lucky people!!

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  22. That looks absolutely delicious, Rett! It is truly scrumptious looking things like this pie that makes me curse having to go gluten free! I'm off to have a gf brownie. : )

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  23. The pie looks delicious & the jelly is such a pretty color. I have that same pie bird & I think he's so cute!!

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  24. That pie looks sooooo good Rett. Cute pie birds, must look for one here. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. hugs, Jen.

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  25. This looks so delicious!!

    Just wondering if your husband had the surgery and how he is. I prayed for him!

    Katherine

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  26. Hi Rett~ I'll have a slice for breakfast pleas~ your photos are mouth-watering! What wonderful gifts your jelly make with their fabric lidded tops and your little pie bird is adorable :-)

    Thanks for the info on Pokeberry~ I had googled it back in July when I used it for my tomato centerpiece~ I made sure not to add any to my tart :-)

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  27. Gorgeous shots of the peach pie and jelly, Rett! Yummo, as Rachel would say. Can you adopt me as a little sissie? LOL hugs, Sue

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  28. HI RETT!!
    I MUST SAY PEACH PIE runs a very close 2nd place to my fav APPLE PIE, but I must say PEACH is soooo GOOD, my mouth is watering....oh if I just could drive to Village Inn and Pick up a pie!!!
    Love it....
    and I honestly had never heard of a PIE BIRD, til you mentioned it....now that is the coolest thing ever........I love it. Where did you find it???
    SO awesome!!
    Great fabric on the table too!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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fondly,
~Rett~