Locally-grown peaches are ripe and ready for the picking at local markets and are simply overflowing with summer flavor. The local peaches available right now in my area are from Palisade, CO. They arrive at the stands with much fanfare, because they really are fantastic. With cooler temperatures right around the corner, I’d like the thumb my nose at the change of season and share this recipe for Homemade Peach Ice Cream. It’s from the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert book, so you know it’s going to be good.
Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Makes about 1 quart of ice cream and you can adjust the recipe, if you want a lighter version, by using lower-fat milk. I always make my ice cream the day before I need it, because the peaches have to be refrigerated for a few hours to chill and also, because I like freezing my homemade ice cream overnight, so it’s firm when serving.
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Summer reading had its fits and spurts, but I was able to finish a good number of books — six in all. I know that sounds like a lot, but a few were Young Adult fiction, and those are always quick reads for me. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Tuck Everlasting, One Day, Bossypants, Fly Away Home, Catching Fire and this past weekend, I finished Mockingjay.
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This latest book puts me at 14 out of my goal of 24 books read for the Goodreads 2011 Book Challenge. I’m only 2 books behind at my current pace. Do cookbooks count, because I read those cover-to-cover all the time?!
What are you reading and cooking these days? I’d love to have some fresh inspiration!