Summer Peach Recipes
Peaches are, to me, the great herald that summer has well and truly begun. Just when you start to feel the weather change from warm to downright hot, and the air from breezy to thick with humidity, peaches make their appearance at markets and roadside stands. At summer camp, you could always get your hands on a peach and bite into that juicy, fuzzy flesh with the juice dripping down your chin. Sucking every last bit of flavor off the pit was just part of the camp experience. A friend’s family has a lovely lake house several hours from here, and on my trips there, we always stop at a roadside orchard stand on the drives up and back for boxes of delicious peaches, scenting the car like a summer day.
Enjoy these recipes for great local summer peaches!
And, What to do with all those peach pits? Put them in a clean jar and cover with white vinegar. I add pits to the jar all season, and a bit more vinegar if needed. After about six weeks, strain the vinegar and decant into clean, sterile jars or bottles. Use to make a summery vinaigrette in the heart of winter!