Trying to can peaches

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    ARRRRGGG...so I buy some peaches, I get all the stuff ready. I pop the peaches into boiling water like you're supposed to, 30-60 seconds, then into cold water. The skins are supposed to slip off, but they didn't. Undaunted, I peel a couple..and I can't get the things off the fucking pit. I'm supposed to halve and pit them, there's no halving, no pitting because they are cemented to the pits. I'm exerting all my strength trying to get the fucking piece of shit bastard peaches off the goddamn pits and all I can do is get slimy chunks...not halves..and half the peach is still stuck to the pit.

    What the screaming hell is with selling peaches that are inedible to eat, hard as rock, but also impossible to can? They're worthless. I wasted the money I spent on them because they aren't good for anything, plus I made simple syrup (a quart of sugar) wasted.

    Crap crap crap crap crap I hate it when something that takes so much planning falls to shit.
     
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    Koshrgrl, buy or raise your own freestone peaches. You won't be upset when you are in front of a bowl of delicious, easy-to-pit freestones. :)
     
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    Bing cherries pose the same difficulties; delicious, but with 'pit' falls.
     
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    About 8 hours of work and I ended up with 4 pints of lovely peach jam.

    Why would anyone sell non-freestone peaches? I just assumed all peaches are freestone....

    But the peaches didn't go to waste (though the sugar that I used for the syrup did) and in fact I got a few more so I had enough for the recipe I used. It tastes really good, kinda tart cuz I was liberal with fruit fresh (maybe not so much next time) but very, very peach-y.
     
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    Why go to all that trouble? I hear Aunt Jemima makes some darned good syrup! And Walmart carries it too, at least I think Walmart does. /ducks :D

    Immie
     
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    I couldn't let the peaches win.

    Bastard peaches:

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    Tomorrow it's green beans and a pressure cooker.

    Everybody here is canning tuna right now but I don't think I'm ready for fish yet.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvAnQqVJ3XQ]Peaches - The Presidents of the United States of America - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwNtd8z3Xk]Green Beans Song! - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Too many additives.

    I have a hunch Koshergrls' jam is the real thing, Immie, and you know how the song goes:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAs-6MiqxE"]AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING - YouTube[/ame]
     

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