Just PEachy


So where we live here in Davis, CA we have this quaint little family run farm/orchard called Impossible Acres.  Like I am sure most of you have, but if you haven't yet you really must explore it.  It is that pick your own and pay deal, and our little family is in love with it.  We started our love affair with the place last summer and we couldn't wait to get out there again this year!  Our first pickings were all Olallieberries and peaches but that sufficed.  I managed to get 10lbs of peaches and 5lbs of berries for less than $15 bucks,  Holla!!!
After getting said fruit home I realized that I must do something fast with it all since it was very ripe.   For the Olallieberries they were eaten mostly but I managed to grab some before my girls annihilated them and I made 3 pints of preserves (Recipe coming soon).  And so here is what we came up with for the peaches.  

Peachy Sorbet
6 peaches , peeled and halved
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 cup water
2 tbs sugar
Mint sprigs

Place peaches and lemon juice in a blender; process until smooth. Add sugar and water; process 1 minute or until sugar dissolves.  Process mixture in ice cream maker for 20 minutes. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container adding a layer of plastic wrap over top of the sorbet.. Serves 2-4 depending on how much you love it, and will last up to 1 week in freezer. I like to garnish with mint sprigs... I double this recipe always ;).

6 peaches skin off and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbs vegan butter
1 tea cinnamon
Prepared pie crust Lattice one half! My recipe for pie crust is on the Recipe of the week page!
3 tbs sugar
Preheat oven 350

In a large saute pan on med high heat, melt butter and add peaches, and both sugars.  Cook on medium heat until peaches are tender.  Add cinnamon and take off heat. 
Place one crust in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Line the shell with some sliced peaches. I like to make a lattice but that is up to you! 
Top with lattice strips of pie crust.
Bake at 350  for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden. Allow pie to cool before slicing, but best served warm!

Arugula candied walnut Peach Salad
6 cups arugula 
1 cup candied walnuts
3 peaches sliced
1 lemon juiced
1 small onion sliced
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste!
Combine all ingredients, and fold in walnuts at the end.  Also sprinkle lemon and olive oil over salad to coat.  Add the salt and pepper to taste!  Serves 4 as a dinner starter!

Peach Pops

3 Peaches
2 Bananas
Blend and pour into Popsicle molds.  We have robots ;) 
Support local growers! 
Here is a great place to find your local pick your own fruit orchard

And here is the link to the place that is my neck of the woods that we love to much

Questions, please comment below or message.  If you know of any great fruit picking places please share, we love to hear of more places to take adventures to...
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