The brilliant orange and red summer peaches are certainly delicious all on their own. Ranger Craig and I can certainly testify to how juicy, fragrant and sweet a flat of summer peaches can be.
Still heavily imprinted on my brain is our drive home from a farm market stand in Central Washington one summer; trying so hard to wait until we got home before digging into the peaches. Our will-power did not stand up to the test. I think we might have consumed 1/3 of that flat before pulling into our driveway.
Summer peaches feel like the crown jewel of summer… other than those backyard tomatoes that I am so patiently waiting to turn a perfect shade of red-orange.
I love using peaches in sweet and savory dishes, simply pairing them with grilled fish and pork or just tossing them on the grill and serving with a big scoop of ice cream and a butter rum sauce. Which is a lovely way to serve dessert since it’s been so hot here in the Pacific Northwest. And who doesn’t love a buttery rum sauce?
The summer is passing quickly and my days seem busier than spring; so this post is short and sweet. Literally. 😉
Wishing you all a most delicious weekend!
Loads of Love,