Just Peachy!

“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him'”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭ 

Let me go on record by saying that peaches are my favorite fruit. I love everything about peaches…their color, their smell, and obviously, their sweet taste!  Peeling a peach while the juice runs down my arm is a sure sign that my tastebuds are about to dance!  One of the prime growing areas for peaches in the South, Chilton County, is within a couple of hours drive from our house!  Countless travelers driving south to the Alabama and Florida beaches brake when they spot the giant peach water tower.  Butch and I never fail to stop and grab a couple of baskets of the sweetest and juiciest of fruits. And more times than not, that stop includes hand-made fried peach pies and peach ice-cream! Last week, Seth (our son) was driving I-65 and I talked him into stopping to purchase peaches for me!  I have frozen some for later use, but I have mostly just eaten!  But, I have prepared some proven recipes for us to enjoy!

 Chilton County Alabama is famous for their peaches.  The large peach water tower in Clanton honors the area’s major income and can be seen from I-65 between Birmingham and Montgomery! Sweet Chilton County peaches at a farmer’s market earlier this summer! Fresh peaches make a beautiful and fragrant centerpiece! Slicing open a peach reveals its lovely color and unleashes its heavenly scent! Is there anything better than a bowl of fresh peaches? Sipping a glass of ice water flavored with fresh peaches, blackberries, and mint on a hot summer afternoon!p2 I made these Peach Streusel Muffins last Friday and they were delicious according to my Daddy!  Recipe is here.
 My Mother’s Pound Cake recipe with fresh peaches and blackberries is the perfect ending to dinner!  Blackberries or blueberries pair beautifully with peaches!My favorite summer breakfast – Swiss muesli with fresh peaches and granola sprinkled on top!Fresh peach cobbler…one of my family’s favorites!

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 Peaches ‘n Cream Bars…need I say more? I love scones and peaches – so these Peach Pie Scones with Vanilla Glaze are definitely a winner! What a unique pairing – Green Bean Salad with Peaches and Caramelized Onions! A rustic Peach Crostata – makes a simple and easy dessert! This is a wonderful summer appetizer…Grilled Peach Crostini! I enjoy paninis and sandwiches with unique combinations like this Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich! One more perfect summer appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze!  p1From our local Frios Gourmet Pop – fresh Peaches ‘n Cream!

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  1. lulu says:

    For the most part, peaches I buy in Houston leave something to be desired. Strangely, peaches you’re much better in Maine. They’re not local but come from New Jersey and South Carolina and I am never disappointed in their taste.

  2. Angelina says:

    Love all these recipes! I still have two peach trees with plenty of peaches to be eaten! I have my eye on that whipped goat cheese crostini, never seen anything like that with peaches before! Yum yum!

  3. lisa at stylesofcooking says:

    I have had goats cheese, peach, basil and honey ciabattas my café menu the past 2 weeks and they have been so popular with the customers. Beautiful, tasty fruit. Love your combination of ideas. Found you on Rooted In Thyme. Have a good week.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh my, now I am craving peaches! I am ashamed to say I have not yet had a peach this summer…crazy, I know! Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, lovely friend.

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  6. Jann Olson says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum! I love peaches also. Hubby and I enjoy one sliced over a bowl of Vanilla Bean ice cream. Everything looks delicious! We bought some delicious ones at a fruit stand in OR last week. At a local restaurant they served a pork roast with peaches and it certainly was yummy. I would not have thought of that. Can’t wait to buy more peaches from our local farmer. They have a stand just down the road from us. They put a sign out when they will be picking and have some available. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. lelaburris says:

    Peaches are my favorite, too. I am definitely going to try a glass of water with peaches, blackberries, and mint. Genius idea! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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