Posts tagged ‘fresh food’

July 1, 2010

Savory Peach “Salsa”

I love fresh fruit.  Fresh anything really.   Fresh food retains this magic to it that cannot be found in those grapes from El Salvador.  Nothing compares to eating a peach that left its tree mere hours ago when it was ready to eat.  The smell. The color. The suppleness of the skin.  No peach from Mexico can beat the peaches I can buy from the same packing shed my mother worked in summers gone by.  Taylor Orchards in Reynolds, Ga supplies me with the best peaches.  The end.  Though if you came to the Publix in my little corner of the world, you could find peaches from Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Vally, Ga.  A close second, but a second none the less.  I clearly love peaches (and strawberries but that’s a whole topic unto itself), yet I never thought to cook them in anything besides peach cobbler.

Today while watching the Food Network and walking on the treadmill (ironic I know), Sunny Anderson and Tyler Florence inspired me to step out of my “Lunch is not a fancy meal. It is a sandwich accompanied by fruit” train of thought.  And I then thought to myself, “What shall I eat for lunch?”  The fact that I only had an apple before heading to the gym probably propelled that thought to the front of my brain while I stared at the ultimate pancakes loaded with maple syrup and crispy prosciutto.  (Thank you Tyler!)

It smell delicious when it cooks down!

The parents gave the order to finish off leftovers, and that gave me a starting point.  The pork that has been sitting in the blue Tupperware container asked to be used.  Well I couldn’t say no.  If I was going to consume more than a turkey sandwich for lunch, the pork needed to be at least a step up from microwave fare.  We recently bought fresh peaches.  I mean really fresh.  They gave off the best real peach sent.  Like the one when peach cobbler is baking in the oven but not quite as sweet and buttery.  I wanted some acid to balance the sweetness and then came the apple cider vinegar and red onion.  I love onions in anything, and it would give a little bit of crunch to the soft peaches.  Thus a recipe is born, and eating lunch on the nicer plates and in a glass cup adds just a little bit of needed luxury to a lazy summer day (It makes the food taste better too. Just an observation)

Savory Peach Salsa – Katie Lindley

One peach (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup diced onion

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1 T. honey

*optional allspice

Dice peach and onion.  Place in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the apple cider vinegar and honey.  Once the liquid starts to boil, turn the temperature down as low as possible.  Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid cooks out and the peaches are a tender.  Sprinkle a little allspice on top.  Serve by itself or over anything your heart desires. :)