I love spring 💚 I love when everything starts to shoot up. The garden looks beautiful, flowers popping with colour, herbs are enormous and the Peach tree is in bloom. Not much more could make me happier. Until I discovered all of this on a much grander scale.
One of the best parts of living over in Clermont is being surrounded by the various farms, orchards and groves we have here. Every where you turn you can spot citrus groves here. But two of the lesser know orchards near me grow Blueberries and Peaches. And oh how stunning they are.
Honestly. I could wander round these farms all day snapping various photos. And the fruit is second to none. April and May are the season for them, and I like to go a few times to stock up.
The peaches here are a much smaller variety, but they hold their own on flavour. Love wandering around with my little bucket picking to my hearts content. If you’ve never been fruit picking or been to a real orchard I’d highly recommend. Its surprisingly therapeutic.
Having filled our little buckets off home for some delicious snacks for the week.
If you’ve been reading a while you’ll know my obsession with cooking things together that have the same growing season. That age old saying of “if it grows together it goes together” does ring true. And Peach and blueberries are a little match made in heaven.
And here are some ideas I’ve put together over the years with this beautiful flavour combination.
And let’s not forget our breakfast options either :
Or more recently some smoothie options 💛
I adore this smoothie. And it’s been my goto lunch lately. Love a quick blast from a blender and lunch being served.
This recipe makes 2 smoothie bowls.
4 Little Peaches
1 Cup Frozen Mango
Add everything to the blender and almond milk to desired consistency, I like smoothies thicker in a bowl but thinner in a glass. Go figure that one out…
Top happily with a good handful of blueberries and granola and any seeds you’d like 💛
Don’t forget our Peach and Blueberry Pie recipe on page 70 of the book.
I hope you’re enjoying spring and all of the flavours it brings as much as I am.
Sending you love from The Little Blue Garden.