Monday, August 3, 2009

Peachy Paradise

My Grandparents are visiting from Arizona and on this hot August Sunday we drove down to Palisade for the sweet juice of the Palisade Peach. Until you've cuffed one of these peaches in your hands and sank your teeth in for a bite, you haven't experienced a true PEACH. There are lines and lines of peach tree orchards in Palisade and every year they host a Peach Festival with Peach-food-everything. We drove up and down, and winded around these country roads on this toasty warm summer day and enjoyed the leisure pace of a Sunday in the country.

My Grandparents

My Parents and Chris
Treats to Travel Home WithLove this
Hmm, which one shall I choose?

Sticky, juicy, drippy Peach Sugar

The sweet lady let the boys step inside the VERY COLD cooler

Great Grandma and the Three BoysRomantic Summer Country

Titus all worn out...he fell asleep on the windy roads home

Fresh Peach Milkshakes

- 1 cup sliced fresh peaches
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- sprinkles of sugar to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract if desired

Or Try a healthier option

- 1 cup sliced fresh peaches
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 1 cup crushed ice
- a few sprinkles of Splenda to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract if desired

Blend these babies up and drink with a STRAW of course.

Check out RecipeZaar here for a list of peach recipes! What do you do with fresh peaches? Share your recipes that use this fuzzy fruit. Share how you use your peaches.


Dawn said...

A couple weeks back, I bought a half bushel of peaches; perfectly ripe! I didn't have time to make the peach jelly and the peach butter that I wanted to, but I blanched, cut up and froze the peaches so that I could do so later on. I'll have to give you the recipe so that you can make some too. No pectin involved! You just cut them up, throw them in a crock pot, throw in the spices and let them cook all day. Once they are done, you take a stick blender and run it all around until it's smooth. No kidding! It's THAT easy. I'll send it to you in the next day or so, so that you can use up your peaches. Aint' life just PEACHY!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh, those look so very good!! Thanks for sharing, not only did you get some great peaches, but you all had so much fun, too.
ps. come over and have some French Tarts in the garden with me.

sarahgrace said...

Ha ha! We've been enjoying the Palisade peaches recently too! We usually just wash them and eat them outright, but I've been known to slice one up and pour a little cream (1/2 n 1/2) over the top. Back in the days when I actually lived in Palisade, my sister and I made a peach pie that won first place at our church function. (With plenty of help from my mom of course!) I should get that recipe from her...

b. said...

looks like a fun day out with fam! xo.

Kristin said...


Dorey said...

Perfect for summer! The peaches look delish. =) Love all the pictures too.

chili pepper said...

Peaches must be the topic of the week! This is a fun post and it is always a blessing to me to see the joy you share with your extended family.