Friday, September 10, 2010

Season's End

Summer's season is ending, and so too are peaches, I hear, although they could still be found heaped aplenty at last weekend's farmers market. But while Labor Day appropriately felt like summer's last hurrah, this week has already transitioned to crisp breezes asking for jackets to be worn and leaves to fall. The golden September light is a reminder to hurry up and enjoy summer's produce before it passes by.

Summer is my favorite season, so I'm sad to see it go, but at least I can look back fondly on it this year. I filled my last long weekend with warm weather activities: Free kayaking in the Hudson River aka sunbathing and paddling on a personal boat in a protected pier...

A dance party in a museum courtyard... Walking in the sunshine... Biking around Prospect Park...

And a boatload of cooking projects, including peach coconut ice cream. I like peach smoothies, so why not peach ice cream, with coconut leftover from a cupcake endeavor. Follow the almond chip ice cream recipe, but add two pureed peaches and 1 1/2 cups toasted coconut when making the custard, and obviously leave out the almond and chocolate.

Then enjoy ice cream instead of dinner on the remaining warm nights of the year. Do not fear that this will be the last of the ice cream, though, now that my sister is a milkmaid market lady for the Milk Thistle Organic Dairy Farm.


  1. mmm. that peach looks delicious. I went to the Eastern Market in DC and had some White Peaches... I'm in love.

  2. Mmmm. Peaches. I miss fruit when summer is over. I love to use them in salads. Especially strawberries. Until next year....