'Few pleasures of the palate can be compared to biting into perfectly ripened peach flesh and feeling the juice run down your chin.'
Summer was one of my favourite seasons when I worked at the produce market, for the air was filled with the luscious scent of stone fruits. Peaches, together with nectarines and cherries, are making an appearance at local markets now. White fleshed peaches always seem to have more flavour to my palate, although there are some beautiful yellow fleshed varieties available as well. The best tasting fruit has been allowed to ripen on the tree and will have a full bodied aroma. Peaches bruise easily so look for smooth, unblemished fruit and handle them with care. Peaches are best kept at room temperature. Enjoy them as snacks, eaten fresh from the hand; grill or roast them and serve them with yoghurt or cream; use them in salads; or make one of my favourite and hugely popular jams (the perfect edible gift).
Good Things in season and ripe for the market basket each month.