Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Peachy Kind Of Day......

I promised a picture of my wife's peach pie.  It is a very delicious pie.  Her crust turned out really great.  Because of the salt restrictions of her diet, she puts sugar in the pie dough instead of salt.  It really does work well to add to the taste of the pie.

My contribution is to help get the peaches cleaned and ready for her creation.  I still use up the left over dough by making a crust cooking from it.  The cinnamon and sugar topping makes an item that allows us to taste the crust of the pie while we wait for the pie to cool.

A friend of ours for a long time gave us the first batch of peaches from his tree.  He is an elderly guy who runs all over town on his hover craft chair.  He dropped over yesterday with these little guys.  They are peaches and not apricots.  I wish they were apricots. If he takes the time to pick them up off of the ground then I wouldn't refuse them.  I received the gifting of these little guys knowing he had been begging people to take them and they were refusing.  It would be a lot of work to get any viable source of slices as they are too small but maybe we will juice them and make some peach jelly out of them. The drought is the reason they are so small.  He would have had a huge bumper crop if it had rained.

I am home again today as the teachers must be staying healthy.  I do know that the colds are going around and also a mild stomach flu is going around the student body.  I had the stomach thing that just seems to hang around.  I am sure that as the week goes on that there will be work again.  I have projects yet to do and maybe I will do some of those things that I keep putting off. It makes you feel better when you go ahead and do something that you have put on the back burner way too long. I don't want to face the tiny peaches yet. I do need to sort them out on trays and wait for some of them to ripen.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Far Side of Fifty said...

I can almost taste that pie! Enjoy your day off:)

Blackberry Lane said...

Your wife's pie looks so good. I would enjoy just the crust. We have had good luck keeping peaches from the orchard in brown paper bags, lightly closed at the top, to ripen peaches.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wow that looks good. Love peach pie!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We also enjoyed a peach pie this year although the peaches were also not very large. The reason was the lack of rainfall. Your wife's pie looked wonderful and nice of the neighbor to give you more, even if they were rather small...sure you will find a good use for them regardless. Cinnamon-sugared crust must have been delicious as well.