Why I Love Summer: Peaches

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I can't tell you have many times I've had peaches for lunch or dinner this summer. Sometimes I eat them in a salad, or a sandwich, or even in the form of a peach tart. But mostly? Just a bowl of lush, sunshine-filled peaches, the kind you can smell from six feet away. 

A dinner of plain apples would never do in fall, when I want to spend hours near the cozy stove, and in winter I'd hardly consider an orange a complete meal. But in hot weather my appetite wanes and, like Anjali, I fully embrace the laziness of summer cooking. A juicy peach, or three, is utterly refreshing and cooling. 

After eating the flesh I drop the pits into a jar of brandy that sits on my counter, producing noyaux that'll remind me of summer all year long.

What's your favorite way to enjoy this season's peaches? 

(Images: Nitr/Shutterstock)

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Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel