Peach season is over. I am always sad at that moment. Beginning in late August, I keep checking with our local orchard about how many more pickings they’ll have. Last week I got the news—and I called our daughters right away.
“Hurry and get to Kauffman’s. They’ve picked their last peaches!” I believe were my exact words.
And so here we are, with the weather turning cool and October coming quickly. Fresh peaches are over, but I’m still wishing for them.
We found this recipe the other day and it was the perfect solution for me. It satisfies my peach craving, and it gives me something warm to drink now that the chill is clearly here to stay.
This Fruit Salsa threw us for a bit of a loop. Fruit and salsa? But with our gardens bursting with peppers and fresh peaches available at every road-side stand we pass, we decided to give it a whirl. Boy, are we glad that we did. What we discovered was an unexpected take on the sweet and sour flavors that make our area’s relishes so famous. The two hours in the slow cooker melded the flavors beautifully. The fresh juicy peaches blending with the sharp depth of the onions and green peppers to create a truly satisfying pop of flavor.
Serve Fruit Salsa with tortilla chips or top grilled chicken breasts or fish with a spoonful. There’s something about fruit and meat together that is surprising and utterly satisfying.
When we’re stumped about what to serve for dessert, we always turn to the tried-and-true cobbler. We usually have the ingredients on hand, it’s easy to prepare and almost everyone we know smiles at the sight of the tasty dish. Just Peachy emphasizes what we like best in a satisfying cobber: hearty oats and sweet fruity flavor. Now isn’t that pleasant, delightful and, well, just peachy?