Thursday, May 27, 2010

Still Eating Peaches

Remember the 23 pounds of peaches I picked this weekend?  We are still working on eating them up.  They are 100% ripe, sweet, and juicy and taste spectacular on their own or in some of the recipes I’ve been making.  I gave a few to a friend, and we still have a lot!

Last night, I tried the Summer Peach and Tomato Salad out of the recent issue of Cooking Light.  


I didn’t think I’d like this as much as I did – almost hesitant to use such delicious peaches in it at first.  I made up the dressing and wasn’t to enthused.  But, after I drizzled it over the peach, onion, and tomato mixture, my attitude changed.  This was delicious!  All I can say, is WOW, the simple ingredients really let the taste of the of the fresh peaches come through.  The dressing, which I thought I didn’t like, complemented the produce so well, giving it sweet and tangy in such a subtle way. 


Then, for dessert I made a simple Peach and Blackberry Crisp. 


No recipe really, I just sliced up peaches, blackberries and mixed with a little brown sugar and topped with oatmeal, brown sugar, pecans and butter.


Mmmm…sweet, crunchy, and just plain wonderful!  (A little side of raspberry sherbet on the side.)   So good that I want to make it again tonight!


Are you taking tomorrow off to make a 4 day weekend?  What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. I wish I could come over and help you eat through those peaches! They look wonderful!

  2. ditto, you can always send some extra peaches our way. hehe! We have to work some this weekend but I am looking forward to a little more down time. :)