TIP OF THE DAY: Roasted Peach & Chicken Salad

Inspired feasting: grilled chicken salad with grilled peaches. Photo courtesy Good Eggs.   There are so many ways to approach an entrée salad. This suggestion, from our favorite artisan grocer, Good Eggs of San Francisco, combines grilled proteins with grilled fruit. (They can be oven-roasted instead.) Good Eggs also suggests that instead of an all-green…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Salad

“Everybody must get stoned!” sang Bob Dylan in Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Someone, whip him up a stone fruit salad! 1. MIX together your favorite greens. We like to add something peppery as a counterpoint to the sweet fruit, such as baby arugula, daikon/radish and/or watercress. We also like to add crunch, in…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Peach Month With Fresh Peach Recipes

Each week for the past five weeks, we’ve been buying a box of peaches from Trader Joe’s. Sweet and juicy, they are grown by farmers who should take pride in producing such nice peaches. August is National Peach Month. Brush up on your peach facts and trivia: Peaches originated in China, traveled west over the…
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TIP OF THE DAY #2: Picking Fresh Peaches

A clingstone peach. Photo courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission. August 22nd is Eat a Peach Day. Here are tips to choose the perfect peach. Aroma: The peach should smell sweet and perfumey. Appearance: The skin should be bruise-free and covered with an even, downy fuzz Handle With Care: Peaches are a very delicate fruit. Even…
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RECIPE: Peach Raspberry Lemonade

Turn ripe peaches into peach lemonade.Photo by Gerhard Taatgen Jr. | SXC.   We’re on a lemonade kick. Yesterday we came back from the farmers market with ripe peaches and made a delicious pitcher of Peach Raspberry Lemonade. Per person, you’ll need: Ingredients 2 tablespoons peach purée 4 raspberries 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice (use…
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