I love Summertime! Totally blowing off painting the windows and satisfied from a lovely Sunday breakfast at Huey's on the river. I always get the eggs benadict because it's perfect! We drove off over the bridges to catch some breeze on the islands in Savannah. We had no destination really just a few more minutes of goofing off before we returned home. I was trying to find my fave house on Wilmington Island to show what I meant when we discussed traditional colonial architecture. Of course it was covered by all the giant trees and kudzu so alas it will remain a mystery until Fall. Nothing is more beautiful than a simple grand river house with a red metal roof. Yes- I have many opinions. This one will not waver. Some things should not be messed with.
Somehow we ended up at the "home of the killer tomato." I hit my husband up for cash and he had exactly five dollars. The sign for fresh peaches inspired me and I was wanting quite badly to buy some and transform them. I was not disappointed. One dollar a peach is pretty stiff , but they were perfect and I loaded them up with plans for a nice cobbler for dinner. I love the farm stand on the way to Tybee. When my daughter was little she always came with me and they always gave her a banana or a plum to munch on so I could look around and plunder in peace. I wasn't worried about them rolling around in the trunk and figured that the heat would juice them more for my dark plans later. lol. I almost wanted us to hurry up, just to feel them in my hands as I gave them a cool bath and pulled out my blue pie dish while I blasted Blondie on my I heart radio.
Peach Cobbler for six
1 deep dish pie plate ( glass is best for this )
5 big fresh peaches acquired on a long drive
1/4 c butter
2 dashes good salt (pink himalayan was my choice )
1 T flour
1/2 c+ 1/2 c natural sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 C of Southern Biscuit Formula L mix
3/4 C whole milk
vanilla ice cream
preheat oven to 350- use the convection option if you have one. Rinse peaches in cool water peel and slice in long strips about the size of cling peaches. place them in a small mixing bowl and gently combine with 1/2 c of sugar, cinnamon and flour and salt. Use a fork to keep from bruising the peaches. Microwave the butter right on the pie plate about 20 seconds covered with a paper towel until its melted. place the peaches in the dish right on top of the butter. In a small bowl mix the dry biscuit mix, the other 1/2 cup of sugar and the milk until it is combined. Use a rubber spatula to spoon out over the peaches covering them completely . If a few are poking out that is OK! sprinkle a little raw sugar on the top to give it a sparkle. bake approx 25 to 30 minutes until it bubbles and the edges are browned. Set out to cool on the counter and serve hot with ice cream.
Summer is all about getting back to the simple things. In our hearts, we all wish for those lazy days and a swing with no end in sight from the heat. Take the bounty you have in your life and on the vine and celebrate. Good things are something I will always seek and I smile as I think of all the wonderful times I enjoyed as a child just wandering the garden, eating pole beans in my bare feet. I try every day to take something small and make it make the hard things and the cruel things run back to the shadows. I was thinking the other day. If I died right now at this moment. What would people say about me? Probably a few things I can't print, but I hope they would also say she was soulful and creative and loved to nurture her family and loved the Earth and the things the grew on it and the sweetness of a blueberry stolen off the bushes out back. I am fortunate in so many ways and i am grateful every day for the good things. Love, friendship, family and the pursuit of fresh fruit for my table. Until next time-take life in small bites and love like there's no limit