Friday, September 11

when you feel warm and fuzzy






last year i bought a book called "how to pick a peach" by russ parsons. the book tells you where certain fruits and vegetables originated, where they are grown now, what to look for when choosing , it also includes a few recipes. what was really interesting to read is how fruit such as peaches have changed. did you know they used to be white? but retailers complained that you could easily see the bruising so growers developed different kinds. while i do not remember a white peach i do remember when the the flesh of the peach was stuck to the stone( pit) and i would suck every each of the remaining sweetness from it- well guess what 90 percent of the peaches, apricots, nectarines and so on are grown so that the stone no longer sticks to the flesh, for some reason this makes me sad. I am happy to say that the peaches i received the other day had me sucking on a stone!! have great weekend every one, if only on this day everyone could have the chance to eat a peach.

14 comments:

Aran said...

interesting. i didn't know! beautiful photos nadia!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Yes, yes - a real peach has to stick to the stone! And I always go for smell, but am amazed how few people I see smelling the fruit, and how many odd looks come my way as I bring cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, pineapple right up to my nose!

Line said...

OOh I love peaches great pictures and story too!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

hello nadia..where am i--i love what you've done with the place! i miss you...

magnoliaamber said...

Oh my God!
How can your blog be so fruity?
Hmm... yummy!

josephine said...

how interesting! i did not know that about peaches. i wonder if the same thing applies to nectarines, which i'll be eating for my afternoon snack.

Sabina said...

Hi Nadia!!! I just ate a white peach just the other day - yummmm... happy friday!!!

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Valentina said...

Lovely! I will eat my next peach in your honour! And will appreciate white peaches now! Who knew they are the original! Juicy loveliness...

Alicia said...

I love Russ' book so much. If you're lucky enough to find a small farm to pick from chances you'll get peaches stuck to the stone. I undertsnad its the mass market crops that have been hybridized to the death of the peach.
Have peachy keen weekend. Couldn't resist. Wink!

Sara said...

looks like we both have peaches on our minds:)

maría cecilia said...

These are wonderful pictures, and all the pictures you have published as well. Here in chile we harvest peaches from Oct. aprox. and have lots of varieties.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Phoe said...

Interesting tidbit: peaches that don't stick to the stone are called freestone, peaches that do are called cling. :)

Claire said...

just been wondering through the many posts that i have missed. each photo takes me somewhere else but all the places are tender and happy places. thank you for that.

lorilaire said...

Tu sais bien mettre les fruits en valeurs !!