Happiness is: peaches in the summertime06/26/2012 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Happiness is | 4 Comments
Tags: farmers market, local foods, peaches
Aren’t these so pretty?
The girls and I picked them out yesterday at the farmers market. It’s one of our favorite things to do. They love all the samples. And the cookie lady. I love supporting local farmers (and the prices, of course).
Lily “skips” (on one leg … it’s pretty awesome) down the aisles, pointing out each type of fruit and vegetable she knows. I always get her help picking out what we need, in hopes it’ll make a difference when she encounters the veggies on her plate that week at dinner. It seemed to work with green beans last night. Not holding my breath on the funky squash for tonight, though.
Peaches, to me, are the ultimate harbinger of summer. More so than watermelon or corn on the cob. Maybe it’s because they really don’t taste good any other time of the year, or because of the way the juice runs down your chin no matter how carefully you try to eat it. I don’t know. I just can’t get enough of them from June to August.
My new favorite breakfast is vanilla greek yogurt with peaches and a smattering of honey nut cheerios. I’m thinking of attempting a peach pie this summer, too. Emphasis on the word “attempt.”
What is your all-time favorite summer food? Any good peach recipes to share? I’m all ears.
p.s. Check out Sophie’s first impression of watermelon. Priceless.