Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Farmer’s Market


Todd went to the farmer’s market today to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables for the week.  He came back with absolutely beautiful produce at mostly decent prices.  He bought a few extra things that weren’t on my list because they looked so yummy including strawberries, peaches, and blueberries. 

The strawberries were so sweet and there wasn’t a soft spot on any of them…just perfect.  Grace LOVES blueberries, so she got a nice surprise for snack time.  And the peaches were so delicious that they are almost beyond description.  He bought a lot of peaches because the 2009 Peach Festival is this weekend and they were abundant. 

After eating a peach, then chopping some and putting them in the fridge for later, I still had some left to freeze.  However, they didn’t make it to the freezer because I suddenly decided to make a peach crumble as a quick treat.  It turned out great, so I’ll share the recipe from the Food Network’s Robin Miller.

Peach Crumble

  • 2 cups fresh peaches or thawed frozen peaches, sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange peaches in the bottom of a shallow baking dish; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir with a fork until mixture is crumbly, adding more oil if necessary. Fold in nuts. Sprinkle topping over peaches and bake 15 minutes, until golden brown.

I altered the recipe a bit to make it more diet-friendly by using whole wheat flour, omitting the nuts, cutting the oil in half, and spraying it well with butter flavored Pam cooking spray.  I served it warm with a dollop of Cool Whip Lite.  It was amazing!

Cutting fresh peaches can be a little tricky, and I found a website that gives a great description of the best way to do it.  In the past, I’ve done it wrong by trying to peel the peach first…it ends up in a mushy, smushy mess.  This method is much easier and cleaner, resulting in clean and beautiful slices for cakes, pies, or crumbles.

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

YUM! Sounds heavenly... although - I'd have to go at it 100% and have the a la mode to go along with it. :-)