summer.glory.

Nothing is better then a big, juicy, ripe summer peach. The soft furry exterior and the sweet silky flesh, the first bite of a peach and you can rest assure summer is officially here. My greed often leads me to buy too many of these amazing fruits and I find they become sad and bruised sitting in the fruit bowl. The heat and humidity makes them too soft to eat au natural. I can hear my mother’s voice in my head “waste not want not” and I can’t seem to throw anything away. When you think about the beauty that was involved in the creation of the golden fruit, the seed, the sun, water, the time…Alas this is the perfect time to turn these summer time gems into a delicious peach cobbler compote, super good on ice cream, pancakes, even just with a spoon.

What you need:

Peaches/nectarines

Brown sugar

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Orange zest

Orange juice/apricot juice

What you do:

Skin the peaches (you can leave the skin on the nectarines) and largely dice them, add jus enough water to come half way of the amount of fruit you have.

Add in to your tastes brown sugar, a couple drops of vanilla, zest of half an orange. If you like it really sweet add a lot of brown sugar, if you don’t add less.

Let simmer until water is almost evaporated, add a splash of oj/apricot juice, let that simmer until mixture is thick and ooey gooey delish. This whole process, unless you have like 18 pounds of fruit, should take like 10-15 minutes.

Like I said before you can use this for just about anything, ice cream, French toast, even making a cheat peach cobbler (make the compote then spread into a baking pan, top with ready made refrigerated  biscuits that you have sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, bake until biscuits are done)

I prefer it with breakfast, something about starting a bright, hot day with pure velvety lusciousness, the perfect good morning. No need for syrup, just the decadence of summer.

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my life has been a very interesting journey thus far. in my quarter century crisis im and not certain of much except that i love cooking and entertaining, and pleasing people is my passion. (wait that sounded a little funny) i am goofy eccentric, and love to laugh, in fact i often laugh at the most inappropriate times. i place high value in honesty and working hard. i don’t really believe in faking it until you make it, without some base knowledge or some sort of depth to your cause. i believe in making mistakes and trying everything once as long as you bring yourself no harm and no harm to others. i am a new age hippy, my words to live by are freedom, serenity, and love. i look for signs of the world and listen. i do judge, anyone who says they do not is a liar, but i use my judgements against you to reflect back on me to see how i can better myself. i hate constraints of our society, including grammar, punctuation, and recipes. i think fast except when it comes to numbers. the culinary world has always been and shall be my safe haven and outlet. i want to inspire, teach, and learn.

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