Peach Caprese Salad

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Simple perfection: a ripe juicy peach.  A peach caprese salad is as fresh and welcomed as a summer breeze.  It showcases the peach in all its glory.  To make it, slice a couple of peaches, add some marinated fresh mozzarella balls, a drizzle of honey, a squeeze of lime and a handful of fresh basil.  Simple perfection.

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Peach Upside Down Cake

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“Come clean with a child heart
Laugh as peaches in the summer wind
Let rain on a house roof be a song
Let the writing on your face
be a smell of apple orchards on late June.”

Carl Sandburg, Honey and Salt

While you can still get peaches, run and make this cake!  Made in a skillet, the peach slices are set in a quick rich caramel.  The cake layer is spooned on top of the peaches.  With added sour cream in the batter, it is super moist, fluffy and not too sweet:  a lovely counter point to the decadent, oozing caramelized peaches. I spiked mine with some Amaretto liqueur.   Similar to a tarte tatin, it is super easy to make.

I adapted the recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Mollie at Frugal Haus Frau.  You can find the original recipe here.

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Warm Peach-Burrata Salad with Limas and Corn

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This. Was. Insanely. Good.  A quick  appetizer that was to die for, showcasing the stars of the end of summer harvest: peaches, corn and lima beans.

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This recipe was the result of, and inspired by, a farmer’s market road sign announcing the “Limas are in!”.   Now lima beans and I are not really acquainted other than in frozen succotash, which I don’t care for. But stop at the market I did, for the sake of keeping an open mind.   I discovered they were not already shelled(Horror!  Who has time?) and left empty-handed.  But visions of limas and burrata were dancing in my head and the next day, I put-my-big-girl-lima-shelling-pants-on and went back to get me some limas. Continue reading