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Georgia Peaches

georgia peach

It's peach season here in Georgia, which is home to forty varieties of the sweet, succulent fruit!  I was overwhelmed with their aroma as I entered the grocery store a few days ago so of course I grabbed a bag to take home with me.  Growing up, my Grandma used to refer to my sisters and I as her "Georgia Peaches" hence the inspiration for the name of this blog.  Since her passing a few years ago,  I can't look at a peach without thinking about her sweet smile or the way her eyes would light up when she laughed.

georgia peach

If you're near central Georgia, you can tour any of the three main orchards in Georgia,  Pearson Farms, Dickey Farms, or Lane Southern Orchards.  This is something I plan to do next summer when the kids are little older!

Want to expand your cooking horizons with the peach?  Try these recipes from Sweet Georgia Peaches  Do you have favorite recipe using peaches you would like to share?  If so, I would love to try it!  I want to explore cooking with this fruit while they're in season which officially runs until mid-August.

fresh georgia peaches with ice cream.

Today I made homemade vanilla ice cream with my oldest son Luke.  What's the perfect accompaniment?  You guessed it.  Some fresh sliced Georgia peaches.

Simple vanilla ice cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients and pour into a Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker

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