Just made some peach jam, from "seconds" from Honey Pot, and I am ashamed to admit just how fast and loose I played with the recipe. For one thing, I used the lemon I meant to use in the jam yesterday, in baba ganoush (how the hell do you spell this, anyway?) and in fennel salad (which wasn't terribly spectacular, to tell the truth.) For another, I LOST the directions that accompanied the Ball brand pectin stuff. I opened the box yesterday, read the directions, and LOST them. SIGH. I shouldn't even be allowed to be a grown-up.
Anyway, the formula of the pectin I bought involved using less sugar, so I couldn't even reliably use a recipe I found online for peach jam, since I had this weird formulation. So what did I do? That's right, I winged it!!! I used 1 cup of apple juice, 3.5 cups of sugar, 1.5 tsp of powdered citric acid, and a heaping 4 cups of prepared fruit. My experimental tastings were pretty good, so hopefully I didn't wildly screw up.
The other photo is the leftover calabacitas from last night: sauteed onion, jalapeno, diced zucchini and pattypan squash, and corn. A summertime favorite.