Category Archives: Peach

Vanilla Ice Cream with Basil Peach Topping

Lisa, one of our trusty and faithful volunteers, shared this delightful recipe from The Pioneer Woman. It is written with easy steps and pictures to follow. I hope you enjoy it!


Photo from Pioneer Woman


Peach, Cherry and Berry Crisp

Do you happen to have fruit that is reaching the end of its desired shelf life or has been hanging out in your freezer for a while? If so, this may be a great rescue opportunity.

You’ll Need:
6-12 Peaches (fresh or frozen, sliced)
1-2 lb Cherries (fresh or frozen, pitted)
8-16 oz Blueberries or Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
8-16 oz Cranberries or Plums/Plouts (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Bread or All Purpose Flour
1 cup  Oats
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter (or 2 sticks)*
Dash of Salt
*1 stick of butter might be enough if looking for a slightly healthier alternative.

1. Place peaches in a greased/oiled 9×13 dish and top with cherries and berries. The fruit should fill the entire dish.
2. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 400 F.
3. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
4. After fruit has baked, pour the dry mixture over the fruit.
5. Drizzle the butter evenly over the dry mixture.
6. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 F or until the crisp is golden brown.
7. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Fresh fruit crisp pairs well with those frozen dairy desserts! Perfect for National Ice Cream Day (in the event you need an excuse). ūüėČ

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Friends… if you like chocolate covered bananas and have been looking for a healthy recipe, consider this one by LaurenKellyNutrition. I can see this being great with fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, peaches, strawberries, etc.

All you will need are some bananas, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.¬†I know what I’m doing tomorrow!

(pictures coming soon)

Basic Green Smoothie Recipes

There is a huge BUZZ floating around the internet centered around the health benefits of enjoying a daily green smoothie. Have you tried it? We have several members in our group who continue to rave about them. Here are some basic recipes to get you started (borrowed from ‘’).

The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

 This is what we recommend for starting out (makes about 1 quart/1 liter). 
1 or 2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup of another fruit: (pineapple, blueberry, apple, peach, mango)
1 1/2 cup fresh greens:   (~2 chard leaves or ~1 handful spinach)
~ 12 oz water (or to desired consistency)

Mint Melon Medley Green Smoothie Recipe

 For a sweet refreshing mint feeling. 
3 bananas
1  mint sprig, or 2
3 cups  spinach packed in the blender
2 cups cantaloupe
~ 16oz water (to desired consistency)

Green Apple Glory Green Smoothie Recipe

For sweet creamy goodness. 
1  ripe banana
1  large apple cored
1/2  medium ripe avocado
1 cup  packed spinach
1 cup  packed romaine (about 3 large leaves)
~ 1 pint of water

Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie Recipe

Sweet dessert goodness. 
2 frozen ripe bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries  
2 cups   packed spinach
~ 1 pint of water

Tropical Dream

 Sweet visions of the tropics. 
1/2  mango
1 1/2 c  pineapple
1 frozen strawberries 
2 cups  spinach
4  small kale leaves
~ 1 pint of water

How to Make Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Photo borrowed from

Our Best Bites just published a new recipe/how-to that may be helpful when packing lunches or planning parties. If you happen to have fresh fruit that isn’t disappearing fast enough or you’re trying to find new ways to get the kids to enjoy the goodies in our boxes, consider making your own fruit roll-ups.


Cinnamon-Sugar Chips with Fresh Fruit Salsa

There’s something Summer-Y about fruit salsa, and who doesn’t enjoy a little treat of cinnamon and sugar?!? This pair is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Fresh Fruit Salsa:
Simple substitute strawberries for pineapple in our Sweet Salsa recipe.

Cinnamon-Sugar Chips:
Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil. Place tortilla shell quarters on sheet. Lightly spray the tops of the shell quarters and sprinkle a cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Bake at 400 degrees Farenheit for 8-10 minutes. Note: Less is more with these chips. If you add too much cinnamon-sugar mix they will caramelize while baking and take on a scorched flavor. Go light and you’ll be safe.


Sweet Salsa Salad

With ripe peaches sitting in my kitchen, I couldn’t help but get a little creative. I started with a peach and pineapple salsa to garnish dinner and then added it to a bed of greens for an added side dish. Not only did it present well, the flavors sang SUMMER like nothing else.

Pictured above is a Sweet Salsa Salad featuring peach and red onion slices on a bed of romaine, sprinkled with fresh cilantro, olive oil, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper, and garnished with a spoon of Sweet Salsa. If you skip the salsa and cilantro, you can easily substitute basil leaves (as described in Martha Stewart Living June 2011, page 158).

Sweet Salsa

In a bowl, combine the following:
3 ripe Peaches, chopped
1/3 large Red Onion, chopped
1/3 bunch Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 cup Fresh Pineapple, chopped
juice of 1 Fresh Lime
1 TBSP Olive Oil (not extra virgin)
dash of Salt
dash of Pepper

Fruity Salsa by Karen

Our box has the making of some yummy nectarine salsa:)¬†My recipe calls for peaches but I usually use nectarines because they aren’t as soft.

You’ll Need:
2 ripe but firm nectarines
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 Tbsp of chopped cilantro
1 tsp minced jalape√Īo(optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar(optional)
You can add: mango, cucumber, apples….the options are endless!
Thanks to Karen Piedra for her suggestion. Yum, yum, yum!

A wonderful ‘How To Make It’ is here:
Here are some additional ideas for your salsa:

*Photo borrowed from:


Recipes for September Boxes

Members have requested some recipe help on and off for the past few weeks, so I have decided to do my best to provide recipes for some of our most frequently prepared dishes. Additionally, some members have even been so … Continue reading