It is a good year for local peaches in New England. Last year we had a late frost and no peaches. Such a bummer! This year there are peaches in abundance. These are the kind of peaches you need a napkin to eat, because as you bite in the taste and juice is amazing. Find a fresh ripe local peach and enjoy.
I met my sister today and brought her a bag. We were eating our lunch and before you know it there were yellow jackets buzzing all over the place. The peaches drew them from a far to a down town outdoor resturant table. They were attracted by the sweet ripe pungent aroma. Yellow jackets aren’t stupid. So we finished up quick and packed the peaches into her car.
Peaches from the supermarket aren’t bad, but nothing comes close to a tree ripened fresh picked peach. I worry a little about adding the sugar in peaches to my diet so I asked. My Naturopath said to me that eating peaches in season does more good with the vitamins and joy than bad with the sugar. Just don’t go overboard. A medium peach has more sugar than berries and avocado but less than an apple or mango. It is a good source of vitamin C, A, and natural fiber.
So I eat a few and share them with others all during peach season.
When is the last time you bit into a peach so good it stops thought as the taste and texture flood your awareness?
Head out to any peach farm in the north east and pick some up, to eat and enjoy. Tree ripened peaches have a short shelf life, so plan to use or consume what every you pick or purchase within a week. This won’t be hard.
“Chocolate is okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste. You know when a peach is absolutely perfect… it’s sublime. I’d like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.” – Kathy Mattea
In our house we mostly just eat them. I have a peach coring tool that takes the pit out and slices them. I stay away from cookies, pies and crisp because of the added sugar. But another way we enjoy the flavor is in a smoothie.
- 1- 2 cups of fresh sliced ripe peaches about 2 to 4
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste or stevia to taste.
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- ¼ – ½ inch grated ginger. A little goes a long way. Add to taste.
- ½ Avocado
- 1 small zucchini chopped
- 1 cup of coconut milk.
- Add the coconut milk then the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and enjoy.
- This may look green but the taste is perfect peach.
Enjoy the delights of summer. Bite into a juicy ripe peach.
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