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Taste the Sweetness in Our Summer Peaches

posted on July 21st, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Super sweet peaches can be hard to come by. Too often they’re under ripe and therefore, lacking that special sugary flavor that should define the seasonal fruit. But our summer peaches exude sweetness – with each and every juicy bite. How do we ensure that our peaches rank supreme? It starts with our dedicated farmers, whose passion lies in the thoughtful and meticulous growing of the exceptional fruit. Swearing to the Sweetness Unlike so many peaches you’ve regretfully eaten, our local peaches are tree-ripened until they've reached the peak of sweetness. Our multi-generational farmers we’ve come to know and trust have learned that timing is everything when it comes to picking only the perfect peaches off of their trees. Calling all Peach Lovers & Science Buffs The Brix Scale – this system is the key to the sweet peach promise. Our farmers swear by it and now, so do we. It’s used on the farms, before the peaches are shipped to our stores, and then… Read More

Let’s Talk Peaches

posted on July 16th, 2017 by John Savidan

One of our favorite things about summer is that it means we’ve got an abundance of organic peaches in store for you. Our favorite stone fruit ranges in flavor from the super sweet and juicy to the tart and tangy. While eating them straight from the hand, with ice cream, or in a cobbler is always appropriate, we’ve found that peaches are remarkably versatile for all types of more savory summer dishes: salsas, chutneys salads, meat marinades, and more. How to Pick the a Perfect Peach Nothing’s more disappointing than biting into a bland peach. So how do you pick the best? Well, when you shop at Bristol Farms, you’re already halfway there. That’s because our farmers leave fruit on their trees two to three weeks longer than an average grower, which means the fruit’s sugar levels and maturity are at their absolute peak. Here are a few more perfect picking tips: Good Scent Pick up a peach and give it a sniff. Good peaches smell, well, good. Like a peach… Read More

Summertime Grilled Peach Pizza Recipe

posted on July 12th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Mmmm....pizza. It's delicious no matter the variation. No cheese, extra cheese, thin crust, Chicago deep dish, extra veggies, sans veggies...we love it all. But what we really love is pizza cooked on the grill. There's just something special about that grilled, crunchy crust covered in melty cheese and of course, all the delicious toppings. Since it's officially summer peach season and as far as we're concerned, peaches are the more the merrier in the kitchen right now, we've created an ode to the peach in pizza pie form. It's covered in mozzarella, Gorgonzola, grilled sliced peaches, arugula, red onions, and a balsamic glaze. It's heavenly to say the least. Grilled Peach Pizza Ingredients: One batch pizza dough 1/2 cup marinara 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella or Italian blend 2-3 large peaches, sliced but not peeled 2 cups packed arugula 1/3 cup Gorgonzola 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup Olive oil, divided Balsamic… Read More

Sweet as a Peach: Summer Peach Party Recipes

posted on July 11th, 2017 by Nicole Vuletich

Peach season is in full effect! While you may be able to find peaches and other stone fruits in store year-round, you'd be hard pressed to match the delicious flavor, texture, and quality of a peach that is enjoyed during peak season. We are crazy excited about the bounty of beautiful, fresh peaches in store, and gracing our kitchens. To provide you with some peach-enjoying inspiration, we've been hard at work incorporating hand-selected perfect peaches into amazing creations you are sure to love. Check out some of these sweet (and sometimes savory) products in store while peaches are in season! Handcrafted Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze Our grilled peaches are a new favorite around here, full of sweet and smoky flavor that makes everyone swoon. After we pull them off the grill, we give them a drizzle of our own Aged Balsamic  Vinegar to make the flavors pop. Find these in the grab and go section of our Deli. Handcrafted Peach Salsa Also in our Deli, our fresh… Read More

Cool Down with Summer Peach Recipes

posted on July 15th, 2016 by John Savidan

Let's face it, the warmest days of summer are here and we can all use some fresh ideas for keeping cool, especially when it comes to our favorite summer eats and drinks. While eating our favorite summer fruits straight from the hand is an easy no-heat snack, there are many other ways to enjoy your summer fruit while cooling down a couple degrees at the same time. Here are our go-to recipes for cooling down this summer with sweet peaches: Peach Iced Tea Pops Drop whole wedges of sweet peach in your favorite iced tea mix and freeze for a delicious frozen treat. In need of frozen treat molds? Visit our Housewares Department for a variety of fun shapes and sizes. Want to make some frozen treats for the kids? In place of iced tea, try fruit juice or fruit puree for a kid-friendly version. You can also make a very grown up version by adding a splash of your favorite spirit or liqueur, such as vodka or Grand Marnier. Super simple, sweet, and chilly. Peach, Prosciutto, and Bocconcini… Read More

Handcrafted Peach Tarts for Summer

posted on July 13th, 2016 by Lauren Pepin

What’s your favorite summer memory? One of mine is sitting around munching on summer fruit at the beach or by the pool. I love cold fruit on a hot day. Summertime brings about some of the best fruit of the year; cherries, berries, mango, grapes, kiwi, and peaches. Of all the fruits available this season, peaches have to be one of the sweetest treats. The range of flavor from tart to sweet with the varying colors never ceases to amaze me. Is there a more perfect fruit to represent summer? We have 4” and 8” seasonal fruit tarts available all year long, but this summer we are stoked to bring you our 8” Fresh Peach Tart that’s made with the sweetness of both yellow and white peaches layered in a beautiful design you will be proud to serve. We take a vanilla cream filled buttery tart shell and top it with alternating super sweet white and yellow peach slices. We then use a light glaze to help keep the peaches from turning. The tart is gorgeous and will decorate any table… Read More

Essential Tools for Making Pie

posted on July 20th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Whenever I think of peach season, I reminisce about a farm we used to visit up in Acton to pick fresh, sweet peaches. Naturally, we would go home with our peaches and have a pie baking celebration. I just love making peach pies this time of year. If you've ever made a pie, you know that having the right tools can mean great success or saddened failure for your pie. Luckily, for my fellow peach pie-loving customers, I brought in a whole slew of fantastic pie-making tools from Harold Imports to make pie baking a breeze! These gadgets make the entire process of prepping, baking, serving, and maintaining freshness so much easier and more efficient. Here are a few of our best-loved products for the craft that is pie-making: Pastry Blender - Mrs. Anderson's Bakery Pastry Blenders are made of stainless steel, are strong and durable for even heavy dough, and can quickly and easily incorporate butter into your dry ingredients. It's the right tool to begin your pie-making process. Pie Crust… Read More

Peach Pairs with….Cheese?

posted on July 14th, 2015 by Michelle Salatino

Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, and other soft fruits are in season! While they are all deliciously eaten on their own, these sweet fruits can also be paired with savory items and added to a number of recipes. One pairing we are particularly fond of is our Summer Flame peaches and a variety of cheeses, like Ricotta, Mozzarella Burrata, Bellwether Fromage Blanc, Creme Fraiche Bellwether, Saint Angel Triple Cream, and Champignon Rougette...just to name a few. Our favorite and most versatile cheese in peach pairing happens to be Ricotta! The rich and creamy texture balances nicely with the sweetness of peach. We have a few simple suggestions when pairing Ricotta and peach to kick it up a notch: add some granola, honey, nuts, or jam. Our fresh peach salsa from our Deli would also be great paired with Ricotta; the spice will be balanced out with the creamy cheese. One of our favorite recipes pairing Ricotta and peach was one we found in the New York times; a recipe adapted from Seamus… Read More

Peach Recipes for the Summer

posted on July 10th, 2015 by John Savidan

The 4th of July holiday may be over, but summer is just getting started. Beat the heat this summer with some delicious peach recipes that are sure to cool you down while satiating your thirst, hunger, and sweet tooth.   Summeripe White Peach Mojito Ingredients: 3 to 4 very ripe Summeripe White Peaches 1 lime, sliced into 4 wedges 2 oz white rum 1 oz simple syrup handful of fresh mint leaves splash of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water ice cubes Method: 1. Slice Summeripe White Peaches over a cocktail shaker to capture all of fruit juice. 2. Place Summeripe White Peach slices into the cocktail shaker and muddle until slices are thoroughly juiced. Set aside. 3. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass, use a muddler to crush mint leaves and lime wedge. 4. Strain Summeripe White Peach juice into the glass and add in simple syrup and 2 more lime wedges, muddle again to release all of the lime juice. 5. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour rum over the ice cubes then… Read More

Sweet Peach in our Deli

posted on July 7th, 2015 by Carl Smith

There is something about the warm summer months and the sweetness of a peach - they go perfectly together, especially in dishes that require no cooking! That is why our Food Service teams have dreamed up the perfect dishes for our Power of the Peach promotion going on in stores through July 28th. Be sure to check these items out on your next visit to our Deli department: Peach Parfait Cup Great for the warm summer mornings, our Peach Parfait Cup is sure to cool you down on the go. Made with a delicious combination of Greek honey vanilla yogurt, slices of fresh large yellow peaches, and a topping of all natural almond granola. Perfect for an afternoon snack too! Peach & Tomato Salad with Greens On the warm summer days, who wants to eat heavy meals? Not us – that’s why we came up with a light and refreshing Peach and Tomato Salad with Greens. Our peach & tomato salad is made with a mix of spring greens, fresh & sweet yellow peaches, tomatoes, red onions, and feta… Read More

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