Seasonal Sundays: Peach Season! (Week 28)

Grab a wet napkin, all, because this week's "Seasonal Seven" stand-out recipe collection will have you stocking up on summer's best peaches, at least few of which should be eaten at the kitchen sink, the better to catch those juices. How many keepers here? Every.Single.One.

Seasonal Sundays, a weekly newsletter ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ...

As ever, thank you for welcoming me into your InBox and RSS feed reader. It's your kitchens, your lives, I conjure while writing ...

If I hurry, this will reach most of you on Sunday. Here I am on a Monday night, still recovering from the respiratory effects of Covid: my happy place is a nap floating in the pool, not great for productivity but excellent for a good snooze.

So let's skip the chit-chat or just like that, it'll be Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or ...

In Praise Of ...

  • ... four-day long weekends!

  • ... after a long, hot dry spell, seven inches of rain in three days (yikes) and Beryl on her way which has my sister and me giggling over, Is it Barrel? or Burril? And then laughing that it's Meryl (Marrel) Streep but it was our Auntie Meryl (Murril)

  • ... removing an ugly hydrant (for watering outside) not far from our kitchen and dining room windows especially since the replacement would have been even taller, even uglier and bright orange ... instead we've cleared that mulched area under a large maple tree that had really gotten junked up with herb pots, various plants, a wine bar to block the view of the hydrant ... and next week, it'll go back to grass ... I can already imagine a zen simplicity ... better, we hope, for the maple tree and less maintenance, for sure, than what got pulled out

The Words of Wise Women

  • "With fear for our democracy, I dissent." ~ Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in her scathing 29-page dissent of the Supreme Court's presidential immunity decision. "In every use of official power, the President is now a king above the law."


For this week's recipes, I aimed for recipes with both savory and sweet flavors and combinations that ...

  • ... raise summer's juicy peaches onto their much-deserved summer pedestal
  • ... deliver big flavors (almost!) effortlessly
  • ... just might have you thinking that summer peaches are right up there with summer tomatoes!
Savory Peach Appetizer ♥, an easy summer appetizer, beautiful color, fruity with a spike of heat.

Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches ♥, quick-seared chicken breasts finished in the oven surrounded by fresh and summer-juicy peaches. Low Carb. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Peach Blueberry Cake ♥, a rustic summer cake, part tart, part deep-dish pie. Rave reviews!

Simple Sliced Peaches ♥, just four ingredients.

Naked Peach Cobbler ♥, a peach cobbler makeover, all about the peaches, saving 200 calories by skipping the topping. But if someone in the family wants a topping? It's super easy to mix 'n' match, some with, some without.

Master Recipe: Rustic Fruit Ice Cream ♥, a no-cook master recipe for ice cream with all different fruits, rich, creamy and totally fruity.

First-Prize Peach Pie with Lattice Crust ♥, this recipe won first prize in my town's peach pie contest! It uses a special technique to draw out the peach flavor. No blanching! No peeling!
  • THE RECIPE First-Prize Peach Pie The secret technique is no blanching and no peeling!
  • ANOTHER TAKE Fresh Peach Pie A luscious summer pie, fresh peaches in light orange sauce, topped with whipped cream.

Peach & Nectarine Recipes ♥, sweet & savory, pie & cobbler and so much more.

What's Brand-Spankin' New?!

Wondering about a recipe from the last while? Check Recent Recipes from Kitchen Parade and Recent Vegetable Recipes from A Veggie Venture.

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, another classic salad recipe ♥, all my mom's tricks for the summer picnic and potluck favorite.

Easy-Easy Hummus Salad, another Quick Supper ♥ Just a light, loose homemade hummus topped with fresh summer vegetables. So good!
  • THE RECIPE Easy-Easy Hummus Salad Another Quick Supper, just a light, loose hummus topped with chickpeas, fresh summer vegetables and feta. (PIN This)

Light & Lemony Crab Salad, another meat salad ♥ Easy, inexpensive protein.

Protein Smoothies for Two ♥ Intentionally fill a blender with 40 grams of protein and about 400 calories.

July: Reader Favorites

Homemade Buttermilk ♥, just three ingredients for the thickest, creamiest and tangiest homemade buttermilk ever.

July: Lost Recipes

Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho ♥, a slightly fruity vegetable gazpacho, lovely color and quick to the table.

Looking Back ...

Soups & Salads Especially for July

Zucchini Carpaccio, another easy summer salad ♥ Super Simple. No Measuring. Vegan. Low Carb. Whole30.

Good to Know!

Practical Home Canning Tips for both new and experienced home canners ♥, the practical stuff, what to do before (and after) you start canning.

Silly (But Fun?!) Food Holidays

The Best No-Recipe Recipe I Made This Week

Good Bread + Uncured Ham + Cheese + Tomato + Sandwich Pickles = Magnificent Sandwiches

It just might be all I ate for lunch and dinner three days straight!

Trader Joe's Test Kitchen

This week, I picked up a jar of Trader Joe's Corn & Chile Tomato-less Salsa, which is described as "a sweet combination of corn, red peppers, onion and a touch of heat" and served it over whipped cream cheese with corn chips on the side. A touch of heat? For sure. It was too much for us on its own but once over the cream cheese, it got gobbled up. Super easy, worth the purchase!

Or make your own? It's a lot like the very wonderful Sweet Corn Relish.

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