Saturday, August 15, 2015

Imperfect Peaches

This year, the peach harvest is a bit patchy, as our trees have been beset by many insects, including Japanese beetles.

Despite this, we have had a number of peaches ripen.

Peaches and pears gathered today
When the peaches are marred by unsightly pock marks, I wash them and cut them into small edible slices.

Two large peaches can make enough dessert for three.

The slices are then distributed among three glass cups ...

        ... and topped with whipped cream.

We all enjoyed our peaches and cream today.

Nobody complained about the fruit's imperfections.


  1. Peaches and cream sound good to me. I would have to cut off the skin though because the fuzzy texture of peach skin gives me the heebee jeebees.

    1. Hi, Julia. I remember your telling me about your aversion to peach fuzz before. I kept the skin on in all the places where it was not inedible, because sometimes the skin of the fruit carries some important nutrients. But if you had been a guest, I would have taken the skin off for you!

  2. I would never make others cut off peach skin. It is just one funny aversion I have. I eat the skin of other fruits, though. Like I never peal apples when I make a pie, and most people always suggest that step.