August is basically Christmas here in Niagara because it’s PEACH season! Living in a Northern climate for most of the year forces us Canadians to appreciate fresh fruit season throughout the hot summer months.
At our house, we usually go through two baskets of peaches a week! I keep a big bowl of fragrant and fresh peaches on the counter for easy snacks. But… this Warm Peaches & Cream recipe is our all-time-favourite way of enjoying the juicy fruit.
I quickly sear the peaches to bring out the sweet and juicy flavour. I kick it up a notch by drizzling them with lemony coconut cream and sprinkling with cinnamon-toasted almonds and wild blueberries. My client’s who have tried this recipe over in The Clear Skin Solution have to me:
It is SO delicious!
My Warm Peaches & Cream is super healthy and makes for the perfect breakfast or dessert. I love having it with a cup of Matcha Latte for the most delicious and soul-soothing afternoon snack.
You may be familiar with the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (aka the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen). Peaches rank #7 on the Dirty Dozen List meaning they should be purchased organically if possible.
Stone-fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries are especially susceptible to pests destroying the crops so they are often heavily sprayed with pesticides. It can be difficult to find a good organic peach that’s still super juicy.
The best advice I can give is: Get to Know Your Local Farmers.
Ask them about their pest management control and how heavily their fruit crops are sprayed. I’m lucky enough to have found a local farmer that, while not certified organic, uses natural and alternative farming practices to reduce their pesticide use.