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so, so very many peaches


This week, on a rare, non-stifling day in August here in Washington, DC, I took my daughters to pick peaches. Now, my daughter doesn’t actually eat peaches, mind you, but she loves to pick them. Clearly. Every time I turned around there were more and more peaches in the box. I’m not really a big fan either. Nor is my husband. So what am I going to do with all these peaches?

peach picking




Maybe I need a Peach Week on the blog.¬† Peach baby food, yeah, I’ll make some of that. Peach butter. I’m more fond of the pumpkin version, but waste not want not. A few handpies maybe? I even put peaches on our pizza. (Seriously. It was good. Peaches, bacon and spinach. Yum.) Oh, and gifts for friends. If you know me, stop by and take some peaches. Also, take some tomatoes from our garden while you’re here.

Look at all the peaches we got:

Peaches, peaches and more peaches.

For those in the Washington, DC area, we visited¬† Homestead Farms in Poolesville, MD. That’s our usual spot for apple picking, pumpkin buying and hayrides in the Fall. This is the first time we trekked out there in the summertime.

They also let you cut your own zinnias. Fill a bag for four dollars. We got about three times this many for only twelve bucks.



First up on our get-rid-of-peaches mission: Peach muffins. To make peach muffins, we followed this recipe over at babble, adapted from King Arthur Flour. They were delicious. Even my picky daughter loved them. However, as she noted, they would have been much better…. without the peaches. Sigh. And the slap to my forehead could be heard around the world.





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  1. Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to make these! Your pictures look phenomenal. Love peaches :)

  2. Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I love love love peaches but haven’t ever had peach muffins. Can’t wait to try Meaghan! Thanks for the recipe. Yum!

  3. Posted August 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Can you really ever have too many peaches? :-) I’m not sure…but I’d like to give it a try!

  4. Posted August 9, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    You know, I spend fall, winter, and spring anticipating the return of peach season. (Only from the fruit farm…grocery store peaches are yucky!) Peach muffins are awesome. These look fabulous! Well, I’m off to make some peach jam now!

  5. Posted August 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Looks great! going fruit picking with the kids is always fun. And the fruit you get is so nice

  6. Posted August 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    We have a favorite farm we visit all year too:) So fun! We picked blackberries, blueberries and peaches this summer. Your peach picking companions are too cute!
    The muffin photos are out of this world!

  7. Posted August 12, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I’ve never used peaches in muffins, but that’s brilliant!

  8. Posted August 14, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I’ve never had the pleasure to pick a fresh peach. I would be in so much trouble!! These muffins look wonderful!

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