Thursday, July 31, 2008

Juicy Ripe Peaches!

Today's Wonder of the World is...Juicy Ripe Peaches!

We're in prime time peach season, y'all!!!
All over upstate South Carolina, the branches are just loaded with them.

See what I mean?
I took that picture yesterday after supper.
We had just sat down to eat when a wild craving came over all of us. (I think it was the peach scent in the air.) All of us, except Sam, that is, who gets nauseous at the thought of fruits and vegetables!

What else could we do? We gobbled up our dinner, piled in the car, and drove straight to Fisher's Produce Stand, a few miles from home. The light was really nice, so I walked out back and snapped a few pictures of the peach trees.
Then I hurried back to see what the selection looked like.

It looked mighty fine! In fact, I could hardly move! I just stood there, drooling over the baskets of ripe juicy peaches!

We decided on a small bag for now, and then a bigger basket when the big kids get home from camp this weekend.

As you can see, Sam did find something he could eat. Those sneaky peach farmers! They put an ice cream shop right onto the end of the produce stand!

Of course, I had to get peach.

And yes, it was as good as it looks.

Now, what to do with all those peaches?
I could make peach cobbler...

Flickr photo by Rick Rack Attack!
I really am heartless to tempt you like this.

Or I might just eat them au naturel.

Flickr photo by Peach Kisses
(The peaches are au naturel, that is. I will wear clothes. Don't you worry. Or else I'd get peach juice all over myself and that could be uncomfortable.)
Let's change the subject.

Did you know that when we lived in France, we found that the French love slightly sweet tea? If it's peach flavored!!
See, I knew they weren't so different from Southerners!

Flickr photo by erinn levit

And look what product they have out now!
You won't believe it! What a perfect snack!

Flickr photo by Pachelbel Canon
This one's from Italy, but they have it in France too. It's Peach Tea with sweet breadsticks to dip in Nutella! I am just flabbergasted by such ingenuity! My favorite things! Together!
(I haven't been this pleased since I discovered Reese's cups!)

Have a Wonder-Full Thursday, everybody!
And enjoy the trailer for James and the Giant You-Know-What!

Love, Becky

UPDATE: Thanks May, for alerting me to this video of a peachy song you must enjoy. Don't miss the end. It's weirdly wonderful!


Dana said...

Let me be the FIRST to say "now that was just ------- PEACHY!"

Oh how I wish I could sink my teeth in to one of your delicious looking peaches! I love 'em. AND I LOVE, LOVE peach ice cream.

Have a good morning, then take a nice afternoon break with a tall glass of "peach tea"!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Mmmmm...ripe peaches and peach ice cream. Peachy keen post, Ma'am.

LW said...

I love peach anything,but homemade peach ice cream is the best..


Suzie said...

The peaches made me really hungry. I want ICE CREAM!!!!!

Rosemary said...

How peachy!!
They look so good, especially the ice cream.
Did you read Corey's blog yesterday? She says pick a peach in the morning, slice it thin, sprinkle with a bit of sugar, let it sit, then have it with champagne.
Have a great day Rebecca!!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Becky~~
Oh Yummy peaches they are so good aren't they..
I had to pop in an let you know I couldn't resist putting your "Scallop Girl 'pic back on
~~me ol'blogge'r'ooo~~ hehe
it is so funny ~~LOVE IT~~
hugs Patty

TattingChic said...

Since so many people have already stated the obvious pun, I'll refrain...LOL! But it is NOT easy! Oh, what the heck, I'll just say it, that was peachy, peachy keen...whew...I feel so much better. I thought I was going to explode holding all of that in! This is a fun post...made me wish I could go to the produce stand with you and have some ice cream and peaches! So glad to hear there's a product out there with your two favorite things in the whole world!

Tara said...

Oh my now I have to find some peaches to make a peach cobbler. Yum!!!

Bunny B said...

Millions of peaches!! I love peaches! Mmmm...yummy ice cream!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Wow, what a fun way to make everyone reading this crave peaches. I don't know if they ever are in season up here near Seattle but I'm certainly going to go in search of some.

Sandra Evertson said...

Oooooyyuuummmmm! :)

May Vanderbilt said...

Do you know that I HATED peaches until I was...28 and I had one off the farm?

Florida has TERRIBLE peaches. Awful, awful things.

It's funny. There's such a difference between the good ones and the bad ones that I really thought I hated them. Then I had one off the tree in California and I was blown away!

Tomatoes are like this too, I guess. But I thought it was all very funny.

Btw, here's an amazing song about peaches:

sara said...

First of all, that Nutella combo peach tea thing- crazy awesome. Second, I just tried peach sorbet in paris, and I just about died of happiness. Love your blog!

cityfarmer said...

ah favorite~~ fresh peaches over vanilla ice cream....ah well, and my Aunt Bev's fresh peach pie made with half and half.....whydjyu go and mention peaches????

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love homemade peach ice cream! We have an ice cream supper at church the weekend before school starts and I can hardly wait. :) Blessings, marlene

liquidambar said...

As soon as I saw the title of today's post, I knew we would be seeing that giant peach tower again!
I think of it as your unofficial blog mascot. (I suppose Tanner would have to be the official mascot.)

our juicy life said...

etall I have to say is that I can't wait to get to France and try the Nutella with breadsticks, with peachy stuff. That looks amazing. I just love peaches.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You folks are just peachy!
And let me say (with peach juice dripping down my chin) buy some peaches ASAP --fresh, not canned--and just put them in a bowl with some cold milk.
What heaven!
I wish you all plenty of sticky peach goodness!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love peaches! I have to get in my car this weekend and drive south a few miles in NC and get some peaches!

CC said...

That just made me hungry!!!!!! We have a peach tree. It's first year with us we had so many amazing peaches. But none since then :( :(

cindy said...

LOVE peaches! And I'm pretty partial to...Texas peaches. Cobbler and fresh...they are delish. Have some in the kitchen right now and hey! That sounds good for breakfast! Great video..weird! LOL.


Susan Sandmore said...

Why, why, why do you make me hungry with your cruel blog all the time!?

I have to tell you my "peachy" story sometime. Off-line! :)