Monday, May 22, 2006

Peach Facts

I was at the market tonight and I saw that Peaches were on sale. I bought some and am wondering what I should use them in.
Here are some fun facts about them:

  • They range in color from gold to deep red (I prefer the red)
  • When purchasing avoid overly soft peaches b/c peaches are extremely fragile and bruise easily. (you could be buying a bruised one : P)
  • Peaches taste sweeter when at room temperature BUT should be kept in the fridge to preserve freshness. I suggest putting one in your lunch and letting it sit on your desk at work till it warms up.
  • Peaches are a good source beta carotene, which lowers the risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer.
  • Peaches originated in China and in China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck. (source)
  • 300 varieties of peaches grown in America (source) and 700 varieties worldwide
  • The phrase "you're a peach" came from the tradition of giving peaches to people you liked (source)
In Gaffney South Carolina there is a 7 TON peach shaped water tower!

Am I a nerd because I kinda want to go there now?? hahahaha

Cara's over tonight!
We're watching the basketball game. Well I'm blogging haha
Does anyone have any peach recipe suggestions?
I made dinner for us (I'll post pics later)
Cara seemed to like it and that makes me happy b/c I don't want to be the only one that thinks I can cook haha

Here's the recipe I'm considering trying:
PEACH SOUP- WHAT?? : ) sounds fun. (

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

2-3 medium peaches slightly under-ripe, chopped into wedges
3 cups of orange juice
2 tablespoon margarine, cut into small chunks
pinch nutmeg and cinnamon
red raspberries


Simmer the orange juice over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until reduced by about one-third. Add the margarine until sauce takes on a gravy-like consistency (coat the back of your spoon with the sauce and drag your finger through it - if the finger trail stays, the sauce is thick enough). Add the peaches and cook until soft, about five minutes, depending on ripeness. Ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a few raspberries, and serve warm.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 15 min

hmmmm we'll see!!


KleoPatra said...

Vegan Planet has a tasty recipe for a Peaches and "Cream" Smoothie...

3 medium-size, ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered

1 cup cold almond milk

2 or 3 ice cubes

1. Place all the intredients in a blender and process until smooth.

2. Pour into 2 glasses and serve at once.

If you like smoothies at all, this is a good one.

funwithyourfood said...

Thanks for the recipe Kleo!
Looks like that's what I'll be having for breakfast tomorrow : )