1. Food
Molly Watson

Everything Peaches

By July 19, 2013

Follow me on:

Peaches On Their Shoulders

It's peach season. Even if you're in a colder area where peaches simply do not grow, no matter how lovely the summers, peaches are still in season in warmer areas, so it's the time of year to enjoy them. The experience of biting into a mealy or under-ripe peach, however, can be daunting (or is that just me?), so I buy my peaches very, very carefully. Usually, I stick to buying directly from farmers at farmers markets who will not just let but insist that I tastes their wares, all the better to know what I'm buying. If that's not an option for you, check out this quick guide to How to Buy Peaches for tips on choosing perfectly ripe fruit.

If you end up with not-quite-right specimens, there is still hope. Peaches continue to ripen after they're picked, as long, that is, as they're not picked too green. See How to Ripen Peaches for tips.

Once you get them home, you want to take good care of these delicate summer fruits. See How to Store Peaches to keep them at their juicy best.

Were the peaches you sampled so good you bought more than you can possibly eat this week? Fear not. They freeze beautifully and your reward will be sunny bright peaches to eat when things aren't so sunny and warm outside. How to Freeze Peaches.

I have two favorite ways to cook peaches - something I do once everyone has had plenty of simply sliced peaches over ice cream or yogurt. First, I need to make at least one Peach Pie every summer. Second, I grill them. So simple and so delicious. See How to Grill Peaches for details.

Comments

October 26, 2013 at 12:25 am
(1) places says:

I tend not to leave a response, but I glanced through a few remarks on
Everything Peaches. I actually do have 2 questions for you
if it’s allright. Could it be only me or do a few of
these responses appear like they are written by
brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are posting at additional places, I
would like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Would you
post a list of all of your public sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

Leave a Comment


Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.