Our family is proud to announce that we have adopted a peach tree. I went out to Schnepf Farm to cover a story on local organic produce for the Puma Press and found they had a "lease a tree" program. Let's just say I fell in love with those little buds!
Leasing a tree means that it is "mine" for the season. My very own tree... with my name on it... and map of the orchard with an "X" that marks the spot where my tree is and everything. I can help prune my tree, and pick all the fruit when it is ripe. Best of all, I get all the fruit produced by my tree this season.
Just what, exactly, I'm going to do with 200- 300 pounds of fresh peaches... I have no idea.
I have been obsessed with searching for peach recipes, lately. You know, so I'm ready for the big day.
Anyway, while I am getting the step by step photos of the recipes published in the Puma Press ready, I thought I would share some of the peach recipes I've found with you. These are at the top of my list of recipes to try when the cute, little peaches arrive.
If you love peaches like I do and have a peach recipe you would like to share, leave a link to it in the comment section of this post and we will share it when the big day arrives and I get to pick all the peaches. The due date is in May. They tell me the peaches should be ready by Mother's Day!
Of course, Donna's yummy Dessert Quesadillas have got to be on the list.
And so does:
Peach Sorbet by L-Mo Cooks and Reads
Peach Fried Pies/Hand Pies by Confections of a Foodie Bride
Nectarine and Hazelnut Scone Recipe by Cookin' Canuck
And just so you don't think I'm going to put on a 100 pounds when the peaches come,
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Peach Pecan Muffins by Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese, Black Berries and Lemon Vinaigrette by Everyday Southwest
So, count the days with me and get your peach recipes ready!
-posted by Sandy