Friday morning, I went with friends to pick peaches out at Wind Drift Orchards, and the necessity of putting up all those (delicious! juicy! beautiful!) peaches set off a bit of a kitchen binge this weekend.
In between bike rides, grandshoots and gardening, I sliced and froze most of the peaches, but we also...
...had the neighbors in for grilled peaches and vanilla ice cream.
...made our favorite peach smoothies (fresh peaches, vanilla Greek yogurt, orange juice concentrate, ice and, if it's dessert, a bit of vanilla syrup).
...prepared some peach-mango salsa for this upcoming meal (about which I may have posted previously, but which is scrumptious and easy enough to be worth mentioning again).
Because I was already in the kitchen with mangoes, and we had fresh Roma tomatoes and jalapenos from our garden, I also made this salsa:
I wish I could give credit to the original source, but I got it from Beeg Seester and she didn't say where she found it.
I'm posting it because it is absolutely declicious and there is not a thing in it to hurt you.
How often do those two facts collide?
Try it this summer.
Use it on some grilled chicken or white fish.
Eat it with chips.
Or simply dig in with a spoon.
It's hard to stop.
While we were cleaning up lunch today, Prince Charming looked at the BIG bunch of overripe bananas on the counter (he buys and usually eats them for snacks or breakfast during his work week) and said, "I didn't do well by those bananas".
Made me laugh.
But it also sounded like a cue to bake something.
Just Friday, Beeg Seester's main squeeze plied me with some pecans (freshly shelled!) from their trees, so I made a batch of banana nut muffins.
Let me tell you, I am beginning to make habit of typing "the best whatever recipe" in the Google search box whenever I have a hankering to make something.
Lately, every recipe I've tried using the results of those searches has been stellar.
This banana nut muffin recipe from Tyler Florence on Food Network is no exception.
Best I've ever eaten, and Price Charming said the same.
Wish you were here.
There are 22 left.
Maybe there are only 21 left.