Peaches and Swirls

Peaches and Swirls

The first freestone peaches of the season arrived yesterday at one of our favorite farmstands.

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This particular variety is called Fire Prince.  I don’t know the difference in the peaches, per se, but I can taste a difference if I have several to sample. There weren’t different ones to sample today, but I was just glad to get a freestone variety. Makes for easier preparation for canning or jelly-making.

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Gregg Farms is about 25 minutes away and we go there in the summer for peaches and better yet, peach ice cream.

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If you go back up and look at the top of the ice cream, the swirl looks a little melty.  It’s not really.  It is actually my pathetic attempt to photoshop the top of the ice cream back on.  When I got my ice cream, I automatically ate off the swirl on top as you are supposed to do the minute you get a perfectly pointy ice cream cone.  No one should ever start with a side lick.  The top must come off first!

So, true to habit I slurped off the top and then remembered to to take a photo.  Dang!  My cone looked a little deformed in the picture, hence the photoshop.  I just want to say that I’m known in these parts for my photoshopping.  I’ve put pants on myself when I was the only one wearing shorts in a lineup, I’ve erased people from scenes where I didn’t want them, and I’ve added a few cuties when I wanted an imaginary date. With that being said, I must clarify to you that I’m “known” for photoshopping, but I’m not necessarily known for being good at photoshopping.  Just use your imagination to see a perfectly pointy swirly ice cream cone, or better yet, come down to get your own.

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4 Responses to Peaches and Swirls

  1. Merry Carol July 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Even a blurred swirled Ice cream top looks yummy…I got a maple walnut ice cream cone the other day–the first ice cream in months–and I felt like Grandma Irene as that is the flavor she liked!!

    • Julie July 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      I usually go with vanilla when I get a cone when they have lots of flavor choices however the other day I walked on the wild side and ordered a scoop of strawberry shortcake with a scoop of chocolate chip mint. It wasn’t as horrible as it sounds.

  2. Sally July 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    You forgot to say the fact that it was 94 degrees also contributed to the melty looking top and sides! But it was delicious!

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