Summer peaches for a few more days
Enjoy them while they last! The end of peach season is a true sign of fall. Peak season is July and August so take advantage of the final week or so of summer’s sweetest stone fruit. These juicy delicacies taste truly fantastic for only a short time in the year. So eat them raw, grill them on the BBQ, churn them into ice cream, or bake them into crisps and crumbles (see below).
Did you know that peaches originated in China? They were then cultivated throughout Persia before moving to Europe and beyond. Today, most (more than 90%) of the world’s peach production still comes from China and Spain.
If you are lucky enough to find a few last local peaches in your farmers’ markets or local groceries, here is a classic dessert recipe for any occasion.