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5 ways to use this season's fresh peaches

Have an over-supply of peaches in your fruit bowl? Here's how you can use them up.

07 Jan 2015

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:
- Excellence
- San Pedro
- Transvalia
- Earligrande
- Novadonna

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.

2. Roast chicken and grilled peach salad - a light meal for those balmy Summer evenings. Pair it with a glass of chilled fruity white wine for a cheeky weekday indulgence.

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!

5. Gooey peach and custard cake - The ultimate cheat to any New Year's detox plan.

6. Peach Malva - because who can forget such a classic!

- Tessa Purdon

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