Who else is excited for fresh peaches?
I am so happy that they’re starting to show up at road side stands and farmer’s markets again. We ate so many of them last summer, and I’ve been waiting patiently for them to begin trickling in.
I don’t think anything beats a perfectly ripe peach.
Two summers ago, Nick and I were visiting the farmer’s market in downtown Roanoke and this cute old farmer ripped a white peach in half and gave it to us to sample. They were from his farm, picked that very morning for the market, and he was extremely proud of his peaches. He stood in front of us in his dark denim overalls and white tshirt, watching us and waiting for our reaction.
That peach – that perfect white peach – was the epitome of summer. Fresh. Light. Nick and I both had peach juice dripping down our chins and onto our shirts, but we didn’t care. My hands were sticky for the rest of the afternoon, but the only thing I could think about was eating another one. So we bought an entire basket from him. And every single peach in that basket was just as good.
The peaches I have this week aren’t like those white peaches, but they’re almost as good.
I made some overnight oats last night to pair with my peach this morning.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- chia seeds
- pinch of salt (makes the dish! – don’t skip it)
This morning, I added some of my new favorite things:
Cool and refreshing, and it tastes like summer.
What foods taste like summer to you?