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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

That's just Peachy!

Chilton County is known for it's peach crop, peach festival, and giant peach tower. The peaches have been extra sweet this year. The drought kept them from getting big and juicy~ instead this season they are smaller than usual, but oh so sweet!

A friend's son brought us some fresh picked peaches last week. Actually, he said they just backed the truck up and filled up the bed with peaches~ that is a lot of peaches!


I have been trying to come up with a million ways to use these little peaches before they go bad. Of course peach cobbler, and peaches with pork chops... How 'bout some peach salsa?
Quick and easy style~




Peach Salsa
1 jar store bought salsa
1 cup diced peaches
1 bunch fresh cilantro
Dice peaches, combine with a fresh salsa. Add extra fresh cilantro to taste.
Serve with chips

This might even go well with a peach margarita... I may need to give that a try next!
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

21 comments:

Andi said...

That sure sounds good and your picture has my mouth watering. I love a good peach cobbler!

dot said...

Wow, I can't imagine a whole pick- up bed of peaches. Aren't they yummy!
A couple years ago we went to a "pick your own" peach orchard between Atlanta and Macon. It was fun and the peaches were sooooo good. What we couldn't eat I put in the freezer.

Kristen said...

Oh delicious! How about sending some to KC? :)

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Andi~ I happen to know of a really great cobbler mix!
Dot~ I don't think there is anything better than a freshly picked peach.
Kristen~ I'd be glad to deliver them myself =D

tut-tut said...

Not too much is better than a perfectly ripe peach.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh wow. I don't know....are you peeling like mad and freezing them for winter?
These recipes sound yummy!

Cheryl said...

Peaches in salsa. That sounds really intriguing. I would love to try this.

Kari said...

I've got to quit reading your blog! I gain 12 pounds every time I open a page there. Oh sure, I know "peaches are healthy". Yeah, well, I'm sure they are...but not when you can eat 30 of them at a time (I have impulse control issues - particularly with FOOD!). I miss those Chilton county peaches...my grandparents used to live in Selma and every summer we'd make many a visit to the market for a basket or two...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Ooooo! Peach salsa. Gotta try that.

MorningSong said...

Never heard of peach salsa!! Is it good???

Adriann said...

Yummy! I haven't had a peach cobbler this year yet. I might have to drive on up to Chilton and get some fresh peaches. Enjoy your day!

Sugar Bear said...

I love, love, love peaches! Yummy!
Karla

Kevin said...

Sandi,
Oddly enough, the best peaches I've ever eaten came from a farmstand about a mile from house in ... New Hampshire of all places. They too were small with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

rpm said...

I love the fried peach pie when we have stopped at the exit off the interstate in Chilton county. The best way for me to eat a peach is to stand over the kitchen sink and let the juice drip down my chin and fingers as I eat it.

PAT said...

Sandi, the peach salsa sounds tasty! We've made two trips to IL this week for Calhoun County peaches. Because of th late freeze, there aren't as many peaches this year. As a compensation, though, there were fewer peaches on the trees and the peaches that survived are huge and oh so juicy. I'll copy the salsa recipe to make with some of these great peaches.

Pat
Back Porch Musings

PAT said...

What I meant to say...with fewer peaches on the trees they got lots more nutrients!

Been a long day...Pat

RealEstateGirl said...

yummy! Hubby and I were just talking about the peaches at Peach Park just the other day and were wondering if the drought has affected them.

It's only a 30-40 minute drive from our house, so I think I'll head on up there to get some peaches and make a yummy peach pie and try that salsa too!

...my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

By the way, I have NOT forgotten about your restaurant meme tag!

red tin heart said...

I am definitely going to try to make this peach salsa. It looks great. Nita

Josh Lane said...

The peach tower is a beauty! Do you have a shot of it?

Thanks for sharing the peachy-keen goodness.

kellypea said...

This sounds great. I've got peaches on the brain right now and am still looking for more things to make. I did just do a tomato-peach salsa for pork believe it or not.

Cora said...

I've made salsa with peaches before...I've even used a jar of peach jam added to my homemade salsa and it was divine!

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