Tag: summer fruit

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

Just in time for peach season, farmer-memoirist David Mas Masumoto and family come out with The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm, with a recipe for chilled Peach Gazpacho.

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Stone Fruit Recipe Round Up: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines

Stone Fruit Recipe Round Up: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Make the most of late summer’s luscious peaches, plums, and nectarines with these sweet and savory recipes from Bay Area Bites’ writers and chefs.

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Pick Your Own: Family-friendly U-Pick Orchards and Farms

Pick Your Own: Family-friendly U-Pick Orchards and Farms

Want to make jam? Fill your freezer with berries? Make peach pie for everyone you know? The fun, cheap way to stock up on local fruit is to pick your own, down the coast and out in the delta.

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Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

British food writer and passionate backyard gardener Nigel Slater is back, this time on the joys of homegrown fruit and nuts, with the newly issued American edition of Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard. Recipe for Crisp pork belly, sweet peach salsa included.

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Reviving a Love of Summer Fruit with an Apricot Cream Tart

Reviving a Love of Summer Fruit with an Apricot Cream Tart

The more I think about it, the more I find that my relationship with summer fruit is sort of like a romance. You start off all hot and bothered by the unique amazing characteristics that make you fall in love, and end up taking the object of your devotion for granted later when life returns to normal. But that doesn’t mean that my time romancing summer fruit is over, because baking brings out a whole new sense of wonder.

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Summer Trifle

Summer Trifle

| July 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

The best summer desserts are simple to make, portable for picnics, and highlight the season’s sweet, luscious fruit. Trifle would be at the top of my own list.

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Plumalicious Summer Plum Jam

Plumalicious Summer Plum Jam

| July 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

We somehow managed to pick about six pounds of plums before I decided that something must be done. So, as I did last year, I decided to make plum jam.

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Ze’ev Vered’s Garden

Ze’ev Vered’s Garden

| August 19, 2007 | 6 Comments

The pot of chives was waiting for me in Moraga. Little did I know there was an entire afternoon of wonder in store for me when I went to pick it up. With just his hands, a shovel and a wheelbarrow, 79-year old Ze’ev Vered has shaped seven terraces of gardens and orchards. Trees bearing […]

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Peach Advice.

| August 6, 2007 | 6 Comments

Love is in the air: peaches are here, and all is right with the world. Yes, my sunglasses are rose- tinted, why do you ask? I’ve been on the road, taking my show with me. First NYC, then Portland and most recently, Chicago. It’s been fun, educational, hot, and delicious, but I’ve missed being home. […]

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Plum Chutney: Tales from the Backyard

Plum Chutney: Tales from the Backyard

| July 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Canning for me conjures up childhood memories of being in the kitchen with my mom and her friends, usually on a hot steamy Texas summer day, and “putting up” bread and butter pickles, fresh raspberry jam (with seeds!), and ripe whole tomatoes. Even with the sweat pouring down your face, there’s no better time to […]

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