No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Peach and Goat Cheese Slaw
- ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 TB Sherry Vinegar
- 1 TB Dijon Mustard
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
- 3 Fresh Ripe Peaches, peeled pitted, and cut into thin slices, then each sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 (12 – 16 OZ) Pkg Broccoli Slaw
- 2 TB Chopped Parsley + more for garnish
- 4 OZ Crumbled Goat Cheese
Combine extra virgin olive oil , vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar and shake well.
Add peaches, slaw and parsley to a bowl and toss with dressing, starting with half and adding as desired. Top with goat cheese and parsley
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
Have you ever been frustrated by a peach that just won’t give its juicy flesh up from the pit? Me too. It’s not your fault. Peaches come in two varieties – clingstone and freestone. The ones we wrestle with to free the sweet flesh from the pit are clingstone peaches. Both kinds can taste great, but I love the freestone peaches for their easy eating. For either variety, cut a cross on the bottom of the peach and lower it briefly into a pot of boiling water. After 15 or 20 seconds, remove and set aside until cool enough to handle. The skin will pull away from the flesh and after cutting it in half, if you have a freestone you will easily be able to excavate all the juicy drippy peach goodness!
No. 3 : Get Creative
Easy and pretty, this salad tastes great made with a variety of fruits including nectarines apricots, ripe plums or even tropical fruits like mangoes and cantaloupe.
No. 4 : Cheers!
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier
Clarksburg and Lodi California
Two wine varietals that would never share a bottle in France are combined in this fruit-forward-juicy wine that is delightful to enjoy with stone fruits like peaches and apricots – and tropical fruits as well, when they are used in a savory recipe like this one. Pine Ridge hails from two separate regions in California and has a history of accolades from wine gurus. It’s one of my favorites for versatile everyday drinking. This is a value wine that deserves a spot on your table this season.