i couldn’t unpeach the peaches. – annie dillard

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sandiegouniontribune.com

august is national peach month

‘peaches’

was my nickname

as a young child

which

 i’ve happily

reclaimed

as a  grandmother.

it feels like a perfect fit.

i’m celebrating

all month

and beyond.

roxy's kitchen.com (1)

Peach Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing.

• 1 cup blueberries
• 2 peaches
• Juice from 1 lime
• 3 Tbsp honey
• Fresh mint leaves

Directions: Wash the blueberries and peaches. Cut the peaches into wedges. Arrange the blueberries and slices of peaches on a platter. Mix the lime juice and honey and drizzle over the fruit. Add fresh mint leaves, sliced thin or whole, and toss everything together. Enjoy.

sunrise paints the sky with pinks

and the sunset with peaches.

Cool to warm.

so is the progression from childhood to old age.

– vera nazarian

 

 

image and recipe credits:

sandiegouniontribune.com, roxyskitchen.com

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40 responses »

  1. I’ve always loved a nice warm and ripe peach and as a youngish man, hitching through southern Europe, I used to walk past peach trees, pluck a ripened fruit off it, tear away the skin and then taste paradise. I’ve never been able to do that again, but I’ve never forgotten what a great experience it was.

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  2. Peaches is a lovely name, Beth. When I was a teen, some of my friends called me “Rebel.” I got a kick out of that.

    What a lovely way to celebrate August. I have a recipe for chicken that calls for peaches and blueberries. Oh joy! so wonderful. 😉

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  3. I agree with George up there on the comments thread. It looks beautiful, but now that it’s turned it into a work of art, I’m not sure how I’d feel about eating it. Let me lick this Rembrandt a couple of times to make sure.

    Peaches is a lovely nickname, by the way. My uncle’s nickname for me as a young child was “Smiler” — but then I started school.

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  4. A perfect way to incorporate childhood memories with being a grandmother of children, Beth. Also, love yhe salad and tie in with September’s Grandparents Day. The quote I simple adored was Vera Nazarian’s. ♡

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