Thursday, September 16, 2010

holding on to summer a bit longer

While waiting for our movers to arrive in Boise, the kids and I stayed in Spokane for a bit. The weather was so lovely, we decided to go up to Greenbluff to pick peaches. Now, I have had some good peaches. A lot of Georgia peaches, fresh from the orchard. However, these Spokane peaches were the best, most succulent peaches I have ever had.  Luckily we had tons of hand sanitizer available so we could peel the peaches straight off the tree. Oh my. It was like actually tasting late summer. 

Collin didn't pull his face out of a peach for like an hour. 

Everything is more fun with Grandma and Papa!

The smell just walking through the trees was intoxicating. I really want to live on an orchard. Well, next door to an orchard maybe. With friendly neighbors who let me pick fruit anytime I want. Maybe a nice older Italian couple who also bring over extra Osso Buco and peach gelato. You never know. Could happen. Probably not in Boise though.

The only thing that might be comparable to these peaches are Greenbluff Harvest House's fresh pumpkin doughnuts, made right in front of you.  We ate a dozen between the 4 of us. We contemplated buying more.
Eating them is like tasting early Autumn. 

With the boxes of peaches that came home, we made a peach cobbler using this recipe. It was more of a cakey texture than I was used to, but still yummy. I recommend adding a 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the dry ingredients. 

I think I'll go apple picking this weekend. I am so excited for Fall!


Anonymous said...

How FUN! You have made me want a peach now! Wish there were "peach picking" in FL!!!

Laura said...

Pumpkin donuts? Why did you do that to me?! Now that's all I want... and nowhere around here to find them.

Dionna said...

I have never had pumpkin donuts but those sound delicious.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Wished I would've known...right now we live 1/2 way between Walter's and Harvest House..would've love to have seen you and the kids!! ~ Jennifer

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