Monday, July 20, 2009

Nature's candy in my hand, or a can, or a pie

So the weather has been absolutely AMAZING. Kind of scares me a bit, actually. I mean, seventy degrees in St. Louis in July?!? If I wake up tomorrow to a plague of locusts and the Mississippi full of blood, I am so out of here.

Anyway, we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and went to the orchard for PEACH PICKING! Woot! Peaches are my absolute FAVORITE fruit but they have to be straight from the tree and they have to crunch when you bite into them or they are no good. In the event of peach pie - all peach types are acceptable. So sayeth Cole.

Now I'll leave you with one of my favorite music videos of all times. Peaches and ninjas? How can you go wrong?


(Is it weird that I find Chris Ballew cute?)


  1. Um, Cole? Peaches aren't supposed to crunch. ;-) Just sayin'.

  2. Have to say I agree with Elana on the crunch factor...

  3. What?!? A good peach is as firm as a baseball and crunchy as an apple. Yum. Okay okay so I like under-ripe fruit. I think it all started when I was a kid and we would sneak into the neigbor's grape orchard and eat the marble-hard grapes off the vine. I was a strange child - not much has changed :D Hee

  4. Nope, I'm totally with Cole...I like my fruit to crunch. Peaches I am a little lenient with, but not much. They still have to be firm enough for me to hold without being dented by my fingers.

    Nectarines, grapes, and apples are fruits I won't even touch unless they crunch :D

  5. Seventy degree St. Louis in July. That sounds like my idea of heaven. Add Albert Pujols and a trip to Charlie Ghittos and you've nailed it.

    BTW: Did you know singing that song off-key is the easiest way to irritate someone? Truly. I do it to my daughters all the time.

  6. OMG, Kat! I love Charlie Ghittos! Best toasted ravioli in the universe!!!

  7. I know! Isn't it great?

    I could live on The Hill.

    Seriously, I thought I was experiencing some sort of culinary nirvana when I was there doing research for my WIP.