August is National Peach Month and this long, hot month is the perfect time to enjoy this fuzzy, juicy and refreshing fruit.
According to Chinese folklore, peaches are associated with powers of immortality. They were coveted by royalty for generations. In fact, in many Asian cultures peaches are a still considered a symbol of wealth, longevity, and happiness.
We Americans appreciate them mostly because they simply taste wonderful.
|Try our recipe for Peach Ice Cream|
Last Saturday at our local farmers market the longest lines by far were gathered around the stalls that offered fresh peaches. People know a good thing when they see it—and when they taste it.
Let’s face it, a fresh-picked peach is hard to beat. Its fuzzy purplish-red and gold skin covers juicy sweet fruit that is pure gold. And when peaches are at the peak of their growing season (as they are right now), well, they simply should not be missed.
Whether you prefer white or yellow, freestones or clingstones, there can be no denying that a fresh peach, right off the tree, is a delicacy just “as is.” But the versatile peach can be enjoyed in so many ways, lending its incomparable sweet flavor to a wide array of dishes. Try these recipes nowâ€”before this summer’s luscious bounty is but a sweet memory.
|Here’s a peek at our Peach Petal Tart|
Our Peach Petal Tart with Rum-Infused Glaze looks beautiful, tastes wonderful and is so easy to make.
You’re going to love the simplicity of our Grilled Glazed Peaches with Peach Thin Crisps (served with ice cream!). This one’s perfect for dessert after a grilled steak, burger or whatever.
Check out our How to Make Grilled Peaches video
How does a Sour Cream Peach Tart sound? A little weird? Fear not, it’s fantastic.
Our Caramelized Peach Tart Tatin is a French-style dessert sure to impress your guests.