22 Aug, 2015 The Twister Fruit Picker®: Peach season is here! Ideas for using the peach fruit and the pit!
It’s peach picking season again. Picking peaches with The Twister Fruit Picker® is the ideal way to pick your fruit safely, without damage to the fruit or tree. As noted in our blog last summer, when picking peaches from a semi-dwarf tree, you can stand in one spot and easily pick the entire tree. Those ripe peaches at the very top are very easy and fun to harvest.
When peaches are ripe, summer has arrived! Diva’s can cook has a yummy recipe for fresh Peach Moscato Wine Slushies. We loved this recipe! It was relatively easy to make and exceptionally refreshing on a hot summer day. We followed the recipe with the following exceptions:
- Substituted a white sweet Roscato wine instead of a Moscato
- Used fresh peaches that we froze for two hours before blending
- Used one half the suggested amount of sugar because the peaches were so sweet
- Added one teaspoon of fresh lime Juice
For a nonalcoholic version you might like to try this Peach Lemonade Slush recipe.
Save those peach pits! They can be used to impart flavor to other foods. Brave Tart has an intriguing blog about kitchen scraps that are often put in the trash, like peach pits. They add flavor to tea, sorbet, milk, cream and your morning oatmeal. Since we eat oatmeal every morning we used the peach pits to flavor our oatmeal. Here’s a brief description of the method we used as suggested in the Brave Tart blog:
- Add peach pits to the amount of boiling water that the oatmeal recipe suggests.
- Let the pits steep in the water in the refrigerator overnight.
- Remove the peach pits and bring the water to a boil.
- Add the oatmeal and cook according to the package directions.
- Serve with fresh peaches on the top. This was a yummy way to start the day!
We hope you enjoyed these ideas for using fresh summer peaches. The Twister Fruit Picker® is the best way to harvest your peaches. Happy Picking!