French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

Summertime Peach Upside-Down Almond Cake

I walked away from my local farmers market last week with a bag of luscious tree-ripened peaches, a treasured find of the morning.  Fresh peaches, a favorite treat for breakfast, sliced to go on top of a bowl of oatmeal was the original plan, but reading a cookbook recipe for peach upside-down cake distracted me […]

Peach Pie

Please enjoy a moment of silence for this peach pie. Here are a few photos, recipes and comments on the rewards and challenges of baking a homemade peach pie. And hopefully a small contribution to embracing the abundant fresh produce here in Northern California at the end of August. Think warm nights, corn on the […]