It's peach season in Ontario and we are blessed to have the Niagara belt that has the perfect conditions for producing this delicious fruit. But can't we all agree that sometimes when we buy that fruit we get a little over zealous and make the mistake of biting into a rock hard, tasteless fruit that was picked and shipped too early? Ever wonder how to make sure your peach is ready to eat? Here are a few tips...
Stop squeezing them! This bruises the fruit and they begin to rot.
Cover them with a cloth napkin on the counter until they ripen.
Only refrigerate AFTER they are ripe.
Wait until the peach smells like a peach! This is how you know its ripe :)
We always use seasonal items in our menu options and support local whenever we can. The photos above are peaches purchased at the L'Amis market stand at the corner of Algonquin and Landsdowne ...and they were delicious! Happy peach season!
Tanya is a classically trained, Red Seal Chef, and former restauranteur and caterer, with additional studies in Holistic Nutrition and business. Having food as her foundation she continues to build on her interests and knowledge base in the study of the body, mind and brain connection. She now spends her time as a Mom of twins, researcher and writer, while continuing to participate digitally in the culinary world with her company, Artisan Food Co.