Peachy: High Season for Peaches is Upon us

By on July 20, 2019

If you want to enjoy peaches right now, when they are at the peak of their season,  I’d suggest you run to your nearest farmer’s market and follow your nose to those peaches, for you see, you can always tell ripe peaches by their unmistakable perfume.

My friend, Shirley Barr, who has been advising me on cooking for lo these many years sent me her new recipe for a Peach Smoothie.  Wow is it good. I just had this for breakfast and was it yummy.  Try it yourself and thanks, Shirl.  You never steer me wrong.

Ginger PEACH Smoothie


1 ripe banana, chopped

2 cups chopped peaches

` cup plain yogurt

1 Tbsp peeled, grated fresh ginger

¼ cup orange juice

1/8 tsp salt


Puree in blender until smooth and pourable.  

Makes 2 glasses; refrigerate leftovers. 

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”