Simple perfection: a ripe juicy peach. A peach caprese salad is as fresh and welcomed as a summer breeze. It showcases the peach in all its glory. To make it, slice a couple of peaches, add some marinated fresh mozzarella balls, a drizzle of honey, a squeeze of lime and a handful of fresh basil. Simple perfection.
“Come clean with a child heart
Laugh as peaches in the summer wind
Let rain on a house roof be a song
Let the writing on your face
be a smell of apple orchards on late June.”
Carl Sandburg, Honey and Salt
While you can still get peaches, run and make this cake! Made in a skillet, the peach slices are set in a quick rich caramel. The cake layer is spooned on top of the peaches. With added sour cream in the batter, it is super moist, fluffy and not too sweet: a lovely counter point to the decadent, oozing caramelized peaches. I spiked mine with some Amaretto liqueur. Similar to a tarte tatin, it is super easy to make.
I adapted the recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Mollie at Frugal Haus Frau. You can find the original recipe here.
This. Was. Insanely. Good. A quick appetizer that was to die for, showcasing the stars of the end of summer harvest: peaches, corn and lima beans.
This recipe was the result of, and inspired by, a farmer’s market road sign announcing the “Limas are in!”. Now lima beans and I are not really acquainted other than in frozen succotash, which I don’t care for. But stop at the market I did, for the sake of keeping an open mind. I discovered they were not already shelled(Horror! Who has time?) and left empty-handed. But visions of limas and burrata were dancing in my head and the next day, I put-my-big-girl-lima-shelling-pants-on and went back to get me some limas. Continue reading