I decided to spice things up by nestling vanilla beans and star anise in with the peaches. We felt that those spice notes would work great with the bourbon used in these lovelies.
I have had a food and lifestyle blog since 2008. I grew up with off-the-boat Italian parents in a very white-bread suburb of the city. Most of our neighbors were always befuddled by our giant garden and my Nonno and Nonna harvesting tomatoes and such for canning. My family has inspire me to now have my own urban oasis in Chicago where I grow things and cook with them, and preserve them too. I also craft a lot, and write a lot, and raise my spunky tween daughter all while keeping a high-pressure career in advertising. Visit my goings-on at www.urbandomesticdiva.com