So with the eight quarts of free peaches our CSA share got us last week, we have successfully made enough peach butter to give some to everyone we love for Christmas. Andy and I decided that was an awesome idea but sort of a lame add-on: Here are some dvds and that shirt you wanted, and also some homemade fruit spread! So we've decided that our loved ones will be getting little gift baskets with peach butter and various other homemade delicious things. Andy prefers a sweet-themed basket to a mish-mash, so he shot down my idea of corn salsa. He did approve homemade applesauce (which we'll make later in the fall).
And that's where you come in. What else would you want in a basket of lovely homemade fruit-type things? Our criteria are as follows:
- Readily available (local) in upstate NY. So, like, kumquats are out.
- Not too sophisticated or bizarre in terms of taste. I can't imagine my dad loving blueberry-sage jam, for example.
- Sweet, not savory.
Throw 'em at me!