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A chef by trade, but a human by birth. __________I am also a political junkie. I watch all the “talking head” cable programs religiously. Agreeing & disagreeing with the comments by the various pundits. Not shy about emailing my comments to them, either. I am a huge fan of Joan Walsh. She is one of the few that will stand her ground and discuss the issues, not just the 30 second sound bites. I am formerly from Ridgefield, CT

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AUGUST 21, 2009 9:31AM

“Eat a Peach Day”

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Saturday, August 22nd, is “Eat a Peach Day” - It doesn't get much simpler than that, folks. What’s better than eating fresh, sweet, peaches over the kitchen sink with juice dribbling down your chin? Maybe nothing, or maybe, some peach cobbler fresh out of the oven served warm on top of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

 

peaches

My favorite dessert is made with fresh peaches. You can use this recipe or you can stick with your old standby cobbler recipe, but this weekend - EAT A PEACH! 

Fresh Peach Cobbler 

Ingredients:

Filling:
4 cups sliced fresh peaches
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg (optional)
1 tablespoon flour
Pinch of salt

Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 beaten egg
3 tablespoons milk
 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together peaches, sugar, flour, a couple dashes of fresh grated nutmeg, and salt; set aside. 

In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter and cut in with pastry blender or rub butter into flour with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

In a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk together. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined–don’t overmix!

Pour peach mixture into a small 8x8x2 baking dish.

Combine the topping ingredients into a bowl and stir to a thick batter. Drop topping mixture by large spoonfuls over the top of the peaches. 

Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven. Topping is done when golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Serve warm with ice cream and then eat the rest cold for breakfast! 

Serves 4

 

 

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What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine, and curious peach, Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.

- Andrew Marvell

 

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OOOH, thanks for the recipe. Peach and cherry orchards surround every road I drive down here in western MI and the peaches are just starting to show up on all the roadside stands. Would it work to substitute cherries, as well? I have a bunch that I froze.
August 22nd might just have become one of my favorite days! Totally trying this out this weekend.

Another good peach idea (from my grandfather): slices in red wine.

And I love the inclusion of Marvell. Nicely done!
Great easy recipe, George! I will try it! Wonder if the adage about apples applies to peaches? Like, "a peach a day keeps the doctor away." Don't really need an excuse to eat a luscious, juicy peach though!
I'm heading to the market now! Peaches were not on my list, but now they are!
Yummmm I might even try peach ice cream this weekend!
RIP Duane Allman....
OK George, will do!
I was wondering if the origin of Eat a Peach would come to light. Duane Allman possibly the best slide guitarist in history died from injuries received when hitting a peach truck with his motorcycle. Almost exactly one year later Berry Oakley did the same thing. It gutted the band and Greg was not the leader his brother was.
Great stuff George. I feel the same way about Strawberries and I eat a Braeburn apple a day and take great pains in choosing them at the grocery store.

Love the passion.
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A must make this recipe while listening to the Allman Brothers' Eat A Peach! Perfect combination... :)
I'll tell you what's worse. The inevitability that, while eating a peach, I will dribble juice on my recently dry cleaned shirt. Ah, but it's worth it!

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Yum, thx for the recipe. We get Frog Hollow peaches right about now and they are fabulous...we like them plain or with a vanilla pannecotta 0r in crepes with blackberries or....or....or...
Ooooohhhh!!! I just bought peaches yesterday!! Thank you for the delicious-sounding recipe! I will print it and make it with my daughters tomorrow. Who knew there were food holidays besides Thanksgiving (that IS why we celebrate it...right?...to EAT???).

Of course I rated this YUMMY post!!
Thanks to all for stopping by …..

mamoore… definitely! There is something about plumb cherries and a nice cherry cobble is just what the ‘food gods’ will be ordering at your home, this weekend.

A-H-P… I like the way your grandfather thought. Glad that August 22 will be a peachy day for you from now on.

HoopJr… I am not familiar with Chilton Peaches, but here I get my peaches over in Johnston, SC – they are sublime & sweet!

Pam… whatever it takes to keep the doctor away, works for me!

MAWB… glad to help with the shopping list, you will be glad you got those peaches, too!

Patie… a few weeks ago I did a Peach Frozen Yogurt, but I love peach ice cream, too!

trig… I had forgot The Allman Brother’s had done an album called Eat a Peach… all their music is inspiring!

bobbot… interesting fact about Duane & Berry. I’ll have to be more careful when I head out to get more peaches.

Blue… food, friends & family are my passions – they all are ingredients for a great time!

screamin… That sounds like a great way to celebrate Eat A Peach Day!

L&P… many thanks for that; I feel that sharing a favorite recipe is like giving a bit of myself. So, enjoy!

John blum…using your favorite LOL… that would happen to me for sure… put something on clean & wham – I spill or drop something on it.

Hazel…. Don’t know Frog Hollow, but they sound sublime. I like your use of that perfect peach!

OM..self…. you are so right about Food Holidays… usually means ‘good eats’!
"Serves 4" !!! Hah! Not at my house!
George, I made this yesterday and it was heavenly and got rave reviews! Like that touch of nutmeg in it. The best part is that it is sooo easy and sooo good! Thanks!
Steve… you have good taste in fruit!

T_O_M… that’s the way it is at my house, too!

Pam… thanks for letting me know. Ease is my main ingredient in most of my recipes!
I am going to make this today.
Redstocking… thanks for the heads up, just let me know what time to show by for a bit. Have a great day!
I just made this and can't wait for dinner so we can eat it! Wishing I had made more because I know there won't be leftovers.