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Those of you who are CSA members know all about the whim of the farmer, right? Well, I’ve been totally whimmed lately.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Not at all. If I was a farmer and worked out in the fields all day long, I’d express a little whimsy whenever I dang-well pleased.

But, here’s the deal. I’ve been waiting for those little flying saucer squashes to appear because I have a fun recipe all ready to post, but nooo, it’s not happening. I figured sunburst squash would be coming our way because I was given 3 as a gift when I was snooping around the farm taking photos for my last post. Someone must have found a few in their big red boxes. I have the evidence.

See?

Alright, who got those little scalloped thingies? I picked up my delivery last night and it wasn’t me.

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There you go. It’s the whim of the farmer.

Aaah, but peaches are in season in Colorado right now! Luscious, drippy, sweet, unbelievable peaches. I was still getting cherries when peaches starting making their CSA rounds. At first, I was all pouty when I got the tail-end of the cherry run two weeks ago on Monday and everyone from Tuesday on got the start of peach season. Until I was forced (literally forced) to make cherry-pecan streusel and homemade cherry-vanilla ice cream. Bummer.

Onward. We’re in the midst of peach season. Yippee!

peach salsa – the perfect complement to fish
what you need (adjust according to your whim, this is a launching pad recipe)

2 peaches, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
1/3 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup diced onion (mild onion or scallions)
1/4 cup chopped jicama (optional)
juice of 1 small lime
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
sea salt to taste

what you do
Mix together, taste, adjust to your liking and be thankful you live in Colorado where they grow the best peaches around.

Go forth and Eat A Peach
Sweet Melissa (and all this time I thought that song was written for me)

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13 Responses to “whimsical peach salsa”

  1. what a great use of local peaches. I always end up with jam that I never eat.

  2. CoconutGal says:

    Mmm last night my husband was complaining about the halibut I prepared for dinner (in my humble opinion, he should’ve learned by now, that if he didn’t make the dinner,–which he did not– he’s supposed to be quiet and just eat it! Right?!) but I bet he would not have complained had I seen this delicious recipe and served it with! Mmm MmM! Sounds delicious!
    My favorite use for peaches is in salad with arugula. The spicy/sweet combo is so good! Hope you’re enjoying your summer Melissa!!
    xoxo

  3. Peaches and cherries are some of my favorite fruits….wait, maybe all stone fruits, well most fruits are my favorites!

    I love peach salsa and your recipe looks great. I would not of thought to add cucumbers! Cool. (really cool…and refreshing)!

    I like Cocogal’s suggestion for peaches with arugula too! :)

  4. Melissa says:

    Meghan,

    I used to make jam back in my hippie-girl days, but I haven’t done it for years. You’ve sparked my inspiration to try it again.

    Hmmmm? Good idea! Thanks!

  5. Melissa says:

    Coco,

    Well, your sweet hubby’s lucky you didn’t pick up the plate and serve it to the cat. Or dog. Or cute neighbor.

    :-)

    But I will admit, the salsa does fair well with fish.

    It’s funny you mention the arugula (good idea as I rarely buy arugula). But, we’ve been receiving tons of mixed salad greens in our CSA delivery and I’ve been topping them with sliced peaches, pecans and raisins. Yum!

    I’m having a great summer. Hope you are, too!

  6. Melissa says:

    Ali,

    I’m a fruit lover as well. Cucumbers and jicama go so well with most salsas or relishes. I’ve been thinking of doing a post on salsas with several different varieties. I love stuff like that. You can eat salsa with anything from crackers to tacos.

  7. Miles says:

    Melissa,
    That sounds very fresh and perfect. A great idea.

    Miles

  8. Megan says:

    I hope you get a pattypan (sunburst)squash so that I can catch the recipe. I got one in my box! I meant to put it on our pizza tonight but I completely forgot…it smiles at me every time I open my crisper drawer.

    I love this recipe…I have a similar one that has a bit of fresh ginger in it, too. Yum on fish.

    Megan

  9. Melissa says:

    Miles,

    Yes, I love fresh salsa and relish recipes. You can do so much experimenting without messing up. That’s perfect for those of us who don’t follow directions well!

    :-)

  10. Melissa says:

    Megan,

    Are you kidding? You got the squash? I haven’t received any of it. Andy gave me some when I was off snooping around the CSA distribution area, so I just assumed we’d all get some either last week or this week.

    I’ll post the recipe so Katherine can have a squash volcano. I love the stuff and enjoyed your smiling reference. Good one.

    I made a squash fritata that was really good. I’ll post that recipe as well.

  11. Peach salsa is seriously good. The sweet balances the heat so well. :-)

    Shirley

  12. I love to make mango & peach salsa but I haven’t made just peach salsa yet. And yes, I am thankful that I live in Colorado where they grow great peaches. But someone from Georgia might disagree and think they have the best peaches :)

  13. Cindy says:

    I have a half bushel of peaches from our local farmers market waiting for me to do something with. I am going to make a cobbler tonight, jam tomorrow and now your wonderful sounding salsa recipe is on my list. :) Can’t wait to try it.
    Cindy

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