Local Organic Blazingstar Peaches & Recipes
Look for organic, local Brownfield Orchards Blazingstar peaches in the Co-op! Sweet, tangy and blushing, these peaches have intense flavor and are great for eating fresh or using in the kitchen.
- 2 fresh peaches
- 1/2 pint fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 6 ounces fresh goat chèvre
- 1 whole baguette, sliced
Preheat the oven to 375º degrees F. Optional: peel the peaches by bringing a pot of water to boil. Score (cut a small “X” into the pointed end of each peach) and submerge in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds. Remove the peaches from the boiling water with a strainer or tongs, and drop into a bowl of ice water. The skin will slip off, or at least, be fairly easy to peel.
Halve, pit and dice the peaches and stem and dice the strawberries. Stir in the honey, sea salt, chives, thyme, sherry vinegar and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil; set aside. Brush the baguette slices lightly with the rest of the olive oil, and place in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven to toast for 15 or 20 minutes, turning once halfway through. Spread the warm baguette slices with chèvre and top with the fruit mixture.
Peach Frozen Yogurt
Capture the essence of seasonal fresh peaches with Frozen peaches and a food processor stand in for an ice cream maker in this homemade frozen yogurt.
- 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen peaches, (about 16 ounces)
- 1/2 cup sugar, preferably superfine
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
Combine peaches and sugar in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Combine yogurt and lemon juice in a measuring cup; with the machine on, gradually pour the mixture through the feed tube. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides once or twice. Serve immediately.
Sugar tip: Superfine sugar dissolves instantly, preventing a grainy texture in cold desserts and beverages. If you can’t find it, simply process regular granulated sugar in a food processor or a clean coffee grinder until ground very fine.