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Peaches

It’s the distinctive fragrance of warm summer afternoons that gets to me. Never buy a peach that is cold, hard, and scentless. Yellow or white, no good ever comes of it. Peaches should have just a little give and a heady floral aroma that portends a scrumptious, rich mouthful of flavor. Snack on them, turn them into sorbet, pie, even pickles. Slice and freeze to add to a smoothie. Roast or grill, and pair with herbs like Thai basil, mint, or lemon verbena, then drizzle on thick, reduced Balsamic vinegar. Summer begins now.

At the Market
At the Market
At the Market

Shopping tip: Never buy a peach that is scentless and hard. It should have a little give and a floral aroma.

At the Market

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