The Murder of Peaches

Peaches from Fredericksburg about to be sacrificed to the gods of yummy preserves.

Last year I bought a box of “ugly but tasty” peaches at the end of their season. Joey used them to make Thomas Keller’s Peach Puree recipe from the Lifesavers chapter in Ad Hoc at HomeHe only had enough peaches to make five jars, which were gone very quickly!  This is an amazing substance that is absolutely more than the sum of its parts.  That being said, it can’t hurt to have fantastic and fresh Texas peaches.

We determined that we absolutely had to buy more peaches once they were in season again.  We managed to follow through on that promise to ourselves on Saturday as we returned from our three week road trip. The trip included four national parks: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Zion, and eight US States: Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

We made two food related stops on our drive back toward Austin: green chiles and sweet onions in Hatch, NM, and peaches in Fredericksburg, TX.

Joey is cleaning and butchering the peaches right now.  The whole house smells amazing, and it is taking all my will power to not steal peaches!  I am sitting in the living room while Joey murders peaches in the kitchen.  We are listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

I have been thinking of getting back to posting on Etherlimits for awhile. Of course with so many avenues of social media, it is hard to keep up with it all!  I am writing now, because I am figuring that it is safer for me to type up an Etherlimits post than to succumb to my desire for peaches and meet the pointy end of a knife!



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