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Fresh Peaches

September 13, 2011

When I was growing up there was a farmer that lived about a mile from my house who had acres and acres of fruit trees.  Her name was Grandma Pack, and she was out planting new trees and picking fruit well into her seventies.  Her son runs the farm now, and he has the most amazing peaches on earth.  Last week my mom bought the very last picking of Red Haven peaches, all eleven boxes of them.  Red Haven peaches are our favorite.  The skin is smooth, hardly any fuzz at all, and it peels off easily, without having to blanch in boiling water.  Plus, there is just something delicious about eating peaches the same day they were picked.

Fresh peach smoothies. Yum.

I’ve been eating peaches all week.  Sunday was peach pie, yesterday was peaches and ice cream and this morning I had a peach smoothie for breakfast.  It was heaven.

2 bushels of peaches means it is time to make peach pie, peach ice cream and start canning them for winter!

I have a lot of work to do.  I’ve got four boxes (which is two bushels) of peaches to wash and slice and put into jars before tomorrow night.  I’m going to be busy.  But I absolutely LOVE having those jars of peaches all winter.  I think I’ll freeze some too so I can make another peach pie.  It was so good me and my mom sat down and finished the whole thing.  I mean, Scott and Creamie had some too.  But some things just don’t keep in the fridge overnight.  Peach pie is one of them.

For my smoothie I put 3 peeled chopped peaches in the blender with some vanilla ice cream, a little milk and a big spoonful of brown sugar. Tomorrow maybe I’ll try adding oatmeal to the mix…. I’ll let you know how it goes.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 11:27 am

    Seeing that reminds me of the peaches that my grandparents in AF used to grow and put into jars. Since I’m in the Land ‘O Peaches, maybe I need to teach myself how to do that…

  2. September 13, 2011 12:42 pm

    Happy slicing!!!

  3. September 13, 2011 1:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing those pictures and the story. We like to pick peaches down here in Texas too, but usually it means battling 100 degree weather and sunburn. Usually worth it though. I’d recommend spiced peach preserves, sooo yummy!

  4. September 13, 2011 1:56 pm

    we too LOVE fresh peaches! oh yum…

  5. September 13, 2011 2:10 pm

    Oh wow! You ARE going to be busy. Yummy! I froze some for smoothies so we can have a taste of summer in the winter.

  6. September 13, 2011 4:06 pm

    I just posted a picture on Facebook of the peach I’m eating with a note about how I just can’t stop! It is my huuuuuge pregnancy craving this time around, and thankfully our farmer’s market has been supplying amazing ones!

  7. kiki permalink
    September 13, 2011 9:30 pm

    i picked peaches yesterday! yum!!!!!!! i want to can them. and eat them fresh, of course.

  8. September 13, 2011 11:24 pm

    This reminds me that I should make a cobbler!

  9. September 14, 2011 1:11 pm

    Confession: I don’t really care for peaches all that much. I don’t hate them, but I don’t generally seek them out.

    Tom cut open one of the peaches you gave me this morning and said it was one of the tastiest peaches he’s ever had. So I tried one. So. Good.

    Thanks! 🙂

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