Friday, June 19, 2009
It's peach season! One of the best times of the year, as far as I'm concerned. I love all the stone fruits that are exploding onto the farmers market scene right now, but those beautiful fuzzy peaches hold a special place in my heart. In the past couple of weeks, I've made some awesome peach scones, blended up plenty of peach puree to squirrel away for winter, and eaten my fill of the fresh-plucked globes while leaning over the sink as the juice runs freely down my arms. But my favorite way to enjoy peaches is to grill em!
I simply halve and pit the peach, brush it with some olive oil, and place face-down on a searing hot grill. Turn once after a couple of minutes, and in no time you've got a simple, healthy dessert or a fab addition to a green salad. I've also taken to brushing the peaches with a little dab of jam or jelly that I've rendered into liquid with a quick pop in the microwave (my current favorite, pictured on the white peach, above: Blackberry Cabernet Jam from Napa Valley's own Humble Beginnings).
So get them while they're fresh, and winter will seem like light years away....