Peaches, Peaches (Morning, Noon & Night) — Best of the Blogs
There are just a couple weeks a year when the peach crop comes in full force, and though we may have been happily snacking on a ripe peach a day for awhile, it’s now that we are free to indulge our peach cravings morning, noon and night. We buy ‘em by the pounds (yes, pounds), and it seems we’re constantly wiping peach juice from our chins.
It’s true: there are few foods quite as perfect as the perfect peach — you arguably don’t need to do a thing to them to savor them at their best.
But with so many peaches on hand, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them. Turns out, some of our favorite food bloggers are on the same wave length. So why not enjoy the season’s bounty of peaches for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and, of course, dessert)? After all, soon the season will be gone, and we’ll have to content ourselves with peachy dreams until next year.
Yes, we’re more than happy to start the day with a good, ripe peach, on it’s own or topped with a little Greek yogurt and a thin drizzle of honey. But we have to admit, we’d love to wake up to Lara Ferroni’s Peachy Morning Rolls (a somewhat quicker adaptation of cinnamon rolls using potato bread).
What were we saying about peaches needing little fuss? These Fruit & Cheese Quesadillas from 400 Calories or Less are the epitome of simplicity, both in terms of ingredients and prep. A bit of honey and lime, some melty Brie, and you’ve got a warm little triangle of delight that really is perfect for breakfast or lunch.
The pairing of peaches and avocados may at first seem strange, but it’s brilliant when you think about it. Not only can you find perfectly ripe specimens of both this time of year, the creaminess of the avocado pairs wonderfully with the melt-in-your-mouth sweetness of the peaches. Try Shockingly Delicious’s Open-Faced Avocado and Peach Toast (again, a marvel of simplicity) …
Or you can go with Baked Bree’s Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad. (If there is any way to improve upon the peach — and that’s a big if — then grilling may just be it.)
Ok, so the homemade Peach Gnocchi from 101 Cookbooks may not exactly be easy (though it’s surprisingly not that difficult, either). In any case, we just couldn’t pass it up as perhaps one of the dreamiest summer dinners we can imagine.
Is there anything peaches can’t make even better? We don’t know that it ever would have dawned on us to add them to a classic beef stir-fry, but we’re glad it occurred to Jaden Hair over at Steamy Kitchen.
Now, we could give you a whole other blog post about peaches for dessert (who can even begin to list all the pies, cobblers, cakes, etc.). But we’ll limit ourselves to just one: the Chai Peach Pie Tartlettes from Cheeky Kitchen. What we love is (a) how wonderfully cute and delicious they are and (b) that they only take 15 minutes of prep! Because when it comes to anything peaches, the less time we have to wait, the better.
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