Tuesday, September 14, 2010

just peachy

Don't you love that peaches are everywhere right now?  We ordered a big box from a friend who has a Utah-peaches connection [thank you Erin], and we've spent the last few days dreaming about peach pie and peach smoothies and peach sorbet and just plain peaches.  Today I froze some [with Fruit Fresh and sugar] to make smoothies later.  And Sunday, I made peach salsa.  It was so so good!  I found a basic mango/peach salsa recipe online, but changed several things and it was definitely a hit with [almost] everyone.  
  • Molly raved, "this is AMAZING!"
  • Grace took one bite and immediately spooned up some more.
  • Mark poured it all over his burrito.  
  • I just wanted to drink it like I do the green salsa at Tia Rosa's.
Here's the recipe:   

Peach Salsa
5 large peaches, peeled
1/4 - 1/3 large red onion
2 or 3 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse, just a few times, until everything is evenly chopped.  Or chop all ingredients by hand.

We ate ours with tortilla chips immediately, but it was good chilled the next day too.

I didn't measure, but it seems like this recipe made about 2 1/2 cups salsa.

Here's a link to the original recipe.
This is our peach box that sits atop our counter, and George's sippy cup.  I followed Becky Higgins' advice and took some pictures with the camera sitting on the floor and on the counter - AS IS - no tidying up - to get a different perspective on the everyday.  Here are a few more.


Anna said...

You've got me drooling for some peaches now. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I always love a good recipe.

russandkatie said...

I got a box of peaches too but unfortunately my box had a few Utah hitchhikers in it. I had to throw away 15 peaches due to earwigs! I hate those bugs!!!

Heather said...

I made peach salsa a few years back- in addition to tortilla chips its really good on baked chicken & salmon.

My peaches come in next week...I'm already salivating for the pie I'm going to bake!

JenJ said...

Peaches totally remind me of you!!

Sarah said...


JenJ said...

Yes, totally. Isn't that funny? And no bake cookies.

Sarah said...

i still love no bake cookies too. made them just the other day.

Jennifer said...

This salsa looks great--can't wait to try it. We've got peach fever too. Gonna try my hand at canning some this year. Do you/have you canned? I'm trying to learn. I'm so behind on so many things. Maybe by the time I'm sixty I'll be able to make a quilt. :)

Sarah said...

I have never canned. And sadly, I don't have the desire. So you are WAY ahead of me.

erin said...

Great pictures Sarah. You have such an artistic eye! Are you using the manual settings on your camera? I took a basic class this week, but it left me with more questions than answers. I should be paying you to come teach me (in your spare time)! :)

Sarah said...

I need to take a class too. I am not using the manual settings, but I would like to. What good is my camera if I don't use the manual settings?