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I Really Love Your Peaches, Wanna Shake Your Tree June 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — freerangenurse @ 9:21 am

Yesterday, some friends and I headed out to Fredericksburg, Texas to pick our own peaches.  There is something really delicious about fruit that is left to ripen on the vine.  A very noticeable difference in the sweetness and intensity of flavor.  If you’ve never grown your own fruit or vegetables, or picked your own from an orchard or farm, you really owe it to yourself to get out there and get your hands on some tree-ripened fruit.  We were lucky enough to be able to find both peaches and strawberries.  Unfortunately, the blackberries were not quite ready and were entirely too sour.  Now the big dilemma is what to make with the 1/2 bushel of peaches I picked.  I have to move fast since the fruit is already ripe and ready to eat.  I am definitely going to make peach ice cream.  I have three different recipes I want to try, but I’m going to start with my man, David Lebovitz.  There will also be peach cobbler, for sure.  My question to you, dear reader, is what is your favorite peach recipe?  Share one with me and perhaps I can share it with the other 20 or so readers.  Oh what a celebrity you’ll be.

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2 Responses to “I Really Love Your Peaches, Wanna Shake Your Tree”

  1. Marcella Says:

    Fresh Peach Salsa-
    *1/2 cup peaches
    *3 tomatoes
    *1 sweet onion
    *1 large green bell pepper
    *1-2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
    *1 T paprika
    *1 T salt
    *1 T pepper
    * 3 T cider vinegar
    *1/2 t cumin
    *1 t garlic powder
    *1 t celery seed
    * 1/8 t hot sauce
    * 1 t sugar, granulated
    Mix 1 cup of base with 1/2 cup (or more) peaches & 1/2 cup brown sugar.

    This is from your brother (HEB buying show)- Enjoy

  2. Mmmm! Sounds yummy!


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