Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peachy keen

I've posted about local Ontario strawberries before, but I don't think I have publicly declared my love for Ontario peaches. Don't worry Georgia, you still have ah-mazing peaches, but they don't taste as good when they're trucked 1000 miles up here. Local is where it's at...Niagara peaches are in fine form this summer and I am planning to get my fill!

We bought a basket on Sunday and they looked good but were very hard...give them 3 days without a/c and they are PERFECT right now!  Last night I made a salad with peaches, caramelized onions, and a simple white balsamic vinaigrette.

So tasty and smooth, served with chicken for dinner (some prosecco would have been the perfect accompaniment now that I think about it!). I used what I had on hand (romaine and red leaf lettuce), but next time I would throw in some more bitter greens like frisee, and definitely some peppery-arugula. Blue cheese would top it off nicely.

Hopefully I've given you some inspiration for a deliciously locally inspired lunch or dinner today!


Julip Made said...

Summer salads with fresh, ripe fruit are my favorite! The other night we walked on the wild side and combined strawberries and peaches... haha.

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Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Nothing compares to fresh local fruits & veggies :-) It's just too bad the growing season is so short - we definitely have to take advantage of summer fruits & veggies while we can!

It's fun to experiment with different flavour combinations, and your peach salad sounds like a winner :-)

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