Tuesday at Two (September 24th)

Today has finally brought us some fabulous autumn sunshine and warmth after a chilly week or two.


And a large bowlful of peaches from my neighbour!


They are quite small, with imperfect skins, and are not all that sweet. I have no idea what to do with them all! Any suggestions?

Happy Autumn!


35 thoughts on “Tuesday at Two (September 24th)

  1. Looks like a gorgeous day where you live. Beautiful photo of the peaches too. What a nice gift from your neighbor. Hope you find a way to enjoy them–my favorite way is simply to slice and sprinkle with a bit of sugar, but that looks like a lot of peaches you have there.

  2. Peaches are really easy to freeze. You don’t even have to peel them. My friend who has a commercial orchard just slices them up with a bit of sugar and lemon juice and bags them up in a freezer bag. So that’s what I do. You have to use them pretty soon after defrosting because they might turn a little brown.

    • Now peach cobbler does sound like a great idea. Thanks Jason! I’ve never had so many peaches before and was a little dumbfounded at first, but the ideas are flowing now!

  3. Bottle them in a light syrup, then use for puddings. Or would they make good jam?
    Our apple tree excelled itself this year, though most of the fruit had iffy bits, so I spent most of yesterday peeling and chopping to prep most of them for the freezer. Thought of you when I made some apple sauce! X

    • Ooh, I love it when I get a comment from you Susan! πŸ˜€ xx I didn’t know you had an apple tree. Ours had to be cut out and chopped up too, and the peaches too. Time consuming but good to know they are organic! They are slightly bitter but I made a little compote to test out and my Man of Many Talents loved it and requested jam and compote… I might freeze some if there are any left, and I think I’d like a cobbler as I’ve never had peach cobbler before. Hugs! xx

    • That sounds lovely Sarah… I think jam it will have to be, but I’m not sure if I have any lavender flowers left so will add some lemon verbena perhaps. They are a little bitter, but I made some compote with a few to see what they taste like cooked and it went down very well!

  4. A similar day here Cathy although it took until this afternoon for the sun to really come out. When it did there were butterflies and bees on the wing and it was most pleasant πŸ™‚

  5. No problem: > to Ireland! Conor Bofin’s ‘One Man’s Meat’ yesterday ~ well, I know he said apricots but it would be great either way and in Bavaria you DO love a pork roast πŸ™‚ !

  6. Those peaches are a nice gift. I made peach butter a couple of years ago. It is so good. I’m on my last jar now – should have made more this year! So, that’s what I would do with them!

    • You made that last well then! We have to ration the jam out to make it last in this household… I have already made some peach jam and it turned out very well. Thanks for your comment Holley!

  7. I would cut them up add to chopped tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers and make a yummy peach salsa πŸ™‚ it is diet of course πŸ™‚

  8. I wish we were having the same sunny spell, very cold and wet here. Gosia made some peach and quince jam the other day with a very similar looking bowl of gifted fruit. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve seen many mouthfuls devoured on toast, so it must be good πŸ™‚

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