5 ways to use this season’s fresh peaches
Food of the Gods! This magical stone fruit has been around for centuries and is believed by many cultures to symbolise fertility, abundance and protection. In South Africa there are a number of peach varieties to look out for:
– San Pedro
When buying peaches, I always choose ones with a smooth, firm and brightly coloured outer skin that is slightly soft when you give it a squeeze. These are ripe and are ideal for popping in your trolley. If you find yourself with a surplus of pretty peaches, fear not. Below are some great recipe ideas to prevent “peach boredom” in your home.
1. Summer peaches with honey – simple and sublime. Warm peaches dripping with sweet honey and topped with a dollop of thick and creamy crème fraîche. Heaven in a bowl.
3. Peach, Parma ham and chevin salad – salty, sweet and tangy flavours have a little dance-off in your mouth.
Perfect for an easy-to-make starter when you’re entertaining
4. Haloumi wraps with curried peach chutney – these are great to take on a picnic!
6. Peach Malva – because who can forget such a classic!