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Summer is here, stone fruit is sweet and holidays are right around the corner. A favourite time to stop and reflect on the year that's been, relax, swim in the ocean and laughter, over long lazy meals with family and friends. With more time to potter around the house and enjoy the joy of eating whenever and whatever you please (breakfast at midday will most certainly be on the cards), we thought to share a few simple and delicious peachy favourites we like to whip up for brunch. Here are two ways with summer stone fruit.* - Apricots, cherries or nectarines would work perfectly if you don't have peaches on hand.
Grilled Peaches & Ricotta on Sourdough
- 2 white or yellow peaches sliced in half stones removed
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- two slices of fresh bread toasted
- Honey to drizzle
- Crushed almonds
- 2 tbs Brown sugar
Wait til you try this! Heaven!! Sprinkle soft brown sugar on small plate and cover juicy side of peaches. Grill on medium-high heat sugar side up until charred, soft and caramelized. Toast bread and smear with ricotta top with peaches, crushed almonds and drizzle honey to taste. GAH!
Peaches like this are amazing and great as a quick summer dessert with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Easy Oats with Fresh Peaches
- 1 white/yellow peach
- 1 cup milk (I prefer vanilla Almond milk)
- Brown Sugar
- Mint to garnish
Cook or prepare oats to liking with milk, top with brown sugar and peaches. Garnish with fresh mint.
I find that vanilla almond milk gives this such a delicious flavour mixed with the creaminess of the oats. I also like my oats soggy but you could use granola instead if you please.