Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Peaches and Patterns

 There has been some thank you knitting going on. 
I'm in the process of making a friend's dog a winter coat.  Little Chico will be so cute in this Linus Sweater.  Chico's human mom, Jamie , is doing me an enormous favor, and I want to thank her in a big way. 
I've practically finished the front.  This pattern is so easy and so fun.   It's a free Ravelry pattern. 

We came across some amazing Peaches today.  The Peach vendor/grower gave us a few tips for picking peaches.  

*Never pick  a peach with any green on it. 

* A peach will soften once picked but it won't sweeten. 

*It is the buyer's job to soften the peaces.  Place them on a sill until the give a bit with finger press.

Here is the Orchard's Grilled Peaches Recipe!

Peaches, 1 for each person
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
juice of one lemon
1/4 tsp black pepper

Halve the peaches. Remove the pits.  Drizzle with 2 tsp lemon juice.

Cover with plastic wrap and set aside. 

In saucepan combine vinegar, brown sugar, more  lemon juice and pepper until reduced by 1/2.

Place peaches cut side down on hot lightly oiled grill.
Cover and cook 2 minutes or until there are grill marks.
Turnover and baste the cut sides with the vinegar mixture.
Cover your grill and cook about 3 more minutes until softened.



Mereknits said...

Yum, I am coming over for my grilled peach.

KSD said...

"It's the buyer's job to soften the peaches" has to be one of the greatest sentences ever.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Ooh, those grilled peaches sound amazing.

I was told to put stone fruits in a brown paper bag for ripening/softening. But a windowsill sounds easier. :)

Araignee said...

Love that sweater. Some lucky little doggie is going to look adorable in it.

Anonymous said...

Cute sweater colors!

I wish there was a way to tell if a peach is a "cling" peach or a "free stone". :::sigh:::

kathy b said...

I will have to ask the peach people about a way to tell the difference.....maybe there are varieties of each that are named so...????

SissySees said...

That sounds so good *I* even want to try a peach... but I probably won't.

SapphireBlue said...

Yum! I want some peaches!

Nancy Kay said...

What a cute sweater!! And the peaches look so good. I've never even heard of grilled peaches, but it sounds delicious.

Katherine said...

Yum! The peaches sound wonderful. I haven't had any really good peaches this summer but the cherries are delicious!

I love the yarn you are using for the dog sweater. It looks so soft and fluffy!

Judy S. said...

Cute doggie sweater! We always freeze a few jars of peaches in orange juice for a special treat on Christmas Day. (The OJ keeps the peaches from turning brown and it's a yummy combination.) Peaches are one of our favorite fruits!

elns said...

I love me some grilled peaches. Slap some vanilla ice cream on there or pour me a glass of red wine and I'm beholden. Those peaches are beautiful.

Nancy said...

I was once told that free-stone peach pits (stones) come out easily and cling peaches "cling" to their pits.

Nicole said...

Mmmm, peaches. I haven't made a cobbler all season yet - maybe it's time for one!

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