Summer Peach Recipes

By Perre Coleman Magness / Photography By Fred Thompson | Last Updated July 04, 2016
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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!

Grilled Peach Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

Summer grilling season is upon us, and I think pork tenderloin is a wonderful meat to grill. Its quick, easy, and really takes on flavor. Add a marinade and sauce made from fresh, peak-of-the-season...

Peach and Ginger Muffins

The combination of peaches and ginger is a favorite of mine, and in these muffins, it really shines. These muffins are not too sweet, but burst with flavor and texture. Use real ginger ale for this...

Peaches Poached in Basil

These peaches poached with basil may well be the perfect summer dessert. It makes brilliant use of summer’s best produce, it is easy but impressive, you can make it ahead, and it’s beautiful and...

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