Monday, June 29, 2020

Summertime and Peaches

Summer growing up was always a fun time for me.  I was a carefree kid who loved to run around the neighborhood, playing Barbie's with my neighbor friend, trying to sneak plums from my uncle's plum tree, building forts in the dirt fields, and just being a kid full of curiosity and wonder. 

My Dad had a garden across the street from our house, and I would sometimes go over there and have long talks with him.  I would even help him water or pick veggies and bring them home so my Mom could make them for supper that night.  He grew the nicest looking produce.

Being the youngest, there was always something to do, whether it was going up the hill to play with my cousin or walking to my friends' houses, the next block over.  It really was a happy and wholesome childhood.   

Peaches always remind me of Summertime, and one day I went over to Nel's house, and we made two peach pies for ourselves.  We started out with a dozen ripe peaches. 

I peeled them all and cut them in small chunks, which took a little time.  Nel mixed them together with the corn starch and lemon, and the pie filling was ready to go. 

Nel made the pie crust, and when it was done, it had a bit of a salty taste, and the pie was a combination of salty and sweet.  

 She filled the pies

Pinched the ends to secure the pies

Made a slit in the center so
they would bake well.

She made the homemade cream too!

This takes a long time to beat,
about 5-10 minutes.

I felt like a kid again licking the beaters.

We let the pies cool,

 and when I got home, I had a slice of it with whipped cream.  It really was the best peach pie I ever had.  Nel used to make them in Georgia, and she said Georgia peaches are the best.

Summertime and peaches.....
they really go together, don't they?



Laurel Wood said...

Such a sweet post, Sheri. Your childhood sounds similar to mine. I know you had fun with Nel baking the peach pies. Makes my mouth water! We are fortunate to live near an orchard that has many different varieties of peaches throughout the summer months. Hope you have a nice week. xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Summertime is a memoir, a dairy re-opened.

I wrote a poem called, "Lineage" that I posted on my IG page last summer, and it was written after I took my first bite of a Colorado peach, standing over my kitchen sink.

The taste, the stickiness running down my hands and arms, it all came back: my childhood.

Oh Sheri, we must live with all of our senses TURNED ON so we can bring those moments back, if only through our senses.

What a lovely post. Enjoy every bite of summer.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

An interesting pie. Would you give pie pie instruction?

It's me said...

Mmmmmmm...Sheri...that looks verry yammie!!!...happy week love Ria 💕🍀💕

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
I agree with you, peaches do say SUMMER. :-)
Enjoy your 4th of July!
Happy Birthday to America!
Love, Carla

nonie everythingsewing said...

Oh my! That looks so good! Now, I want home made whipped cream and not the stuff that squirts out of a can.

Wonderful summer memories.

Billie Jo said...

Oh my goodness!
I love everything about this, my friend.
Your childhood memories, so full of love.
And the pie???
Thanks for the lovely visit here today.
Have a cozy evening!

Hena Tayeb said...

You painted quite a picture.. so wholesome indeed.
The pie look delicious.

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Susie said...

Sheri, I love the picture of you as a little girl. So sweet. I think going to your daughter's house to make pies sounds like heaven. That peach pie certainly looks delicious too. Oh this all makes me smile. I love the story of your youth too. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Now I really would love a slice of that gorgeous pie! Your Nel is a great cook! She's right, Georgia peaches are wonderful, but yours look wonderful as well. I love the picture and musings about your childhood. It sounds carefree and just what I wish for every child.

Louca por porcelana said...

Yummy pie,mouthwatering!Your photo is just adorable so are your memories!I had computer issues,actually I still have had them,so I couldn't post this week.Always a pleasure visiting you!Hugs!

Jeanie said...

What fabulous memories -- both the old ones from your childhood and the new ones you made with Nel when you made that pie! It looks fabulous, so sweet. I adore peaches but we don't see them till August. I hope they are as wonderful as yours.

Chatty Crone said...

How wonderful to make a homemade pie and whip cream with your daughter. I do have to say GA peaches are the best - lol - as I am from GA.
Hey i used to climb in forts and play Barbies too.
Never had a garden though.
Glad you had such a wonderful childhood.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness, Sherri...those peaches look so fresh and lovely and your memories so fun too! I so appreciate your visit to my blog - thank you for stopping by ♥

handmade by amalia said...

What a fun way to spend time together, Sheri. I would have loved to join you for a slice, it looks divine.

Patricia said...

Wow, that peach pie looks fantastic Sheri. I don't think I have ever had peach pie and certainly never seen it made. It is too hot for them to grow here and when they are in the shops they are usually very hard. You must have enjoyed the pie very much, and cooking with your daughter is such a pleasure too. I loved reading about your childhood; it sounds similar to mine, with my Dad growing vegetables, and we children roaming the neighbourhood every afternoon. Such happy memories.

Shilpa said...

Very nice blog and the tomatoes are looking great . The sunflower too . Stay safe and take care

CiNdEe said...

Yummmmm I love peach pie. I have peaches I have been picking off my tree and a peach pie is on the menu for the 4th! It does say Summer Time for sure. Sounds like you had a great childhood growing up.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your peach pie looks so delicious. I can almost taste, especially with a dollop of that whipped cream. Yum!

Wishing you a beautiful day,

Rose said...

Oh, Sheri, I really enjoyed this post. I so always looked forward to the peaches we would get in the summer. I think good, ripe peaches are my favorite fruit.

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Sheri - that pie looks excellent. I don't know if I could have waited for a piece until I got home :)- Yes peaches and summer do go together. Loved seeing your photo. I have wonderful memories of helping in the garden too. Always picked raspberries with my Dad and brother. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your childhood does sound like the freedom I also had to wander and play. Oh I love peach pie and that looks soooooo good. I think I need to make a pie soon. I don't have good peaches in Oregon, but we have amazing berries for pies. Tomorrow I am picking berries and think a pie should be on the "to do" list.

Himawan Sant said...

Impressive post, Sheri.
It's fun to make delicious pie.
I want to make pies too but I'm not good at cooking ☺️.

Have a good days.

baili said...

i loved your sharing dear Sheri

as summers are here a season of kind of house captivity due to extreme heat so summer give me plenty of time to peak in my memory chest :)

we stroll old albums and part of my world that i miss so much play before my eyes like a movie

yes running with friends in fields and climbing hills while singing ah these are memories that fill me with childhood energy once again
your peach bake is YUMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how lovely to spend time with your daughter and create amazing food
it was nice to learn that your father had garden just like my mom :)
more blessings!

Dewena said...

Georgia peaches are the best! When the freestones are in we have peaches every day. Your pie makes me so hungry for a slice! What good eating with whipped cream. Sometimes we have peaches over a split buttered biscuit with whipped cream on top. And always at least one peach cobbler in the summer. But the best part of summer foods when I was a child was my father's peach ice cream. How I wish I could have one more bowl of that, and watch him take the big beaters to clean for his own dessert. This post brought back so many happy memories for me. Like you, I was so lucky to have the childhood I did!

Pilar said...

My mom loves peaches so I know she would love peach pie! I don't really eat peaches, but I hear Georgia are the best. The pie looks good. I'm glad you enjoyed it Sheri!

Susan said...

You were an absolutely adorable child, Sheri. I'm so glad you had a lovely childhood. And the peach pie looks fabulous! With real whipped cream! WOWY WOWY WOWSERS. How do you and your beautiful girls stay so SLIM? I want to know the secret! Great post. Thanks, too, for all your sweet visits to Writing Straight from the Heart. I always love to see that you have visited. Susan

Laura. M said...

Parecen albaricoques Sheriu me encantan. El pastel se ve muy bueno.
Gracias por la receta.
Buen fin de semana. Cuídate.
Un abrazo.

Red Rose Alley said...

Lorie, thank you for following us. I appreciate that very much. : )


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such sweet memories, Sheri and now you are making sweet memories for your little grandchildren. xo It's wonderful to experience the world through the eyes of a child, even in memories. I lived near a peach orchard when I was a young Mom in Oregon, and I would push the baby carriage to the fruit stand down the street to buy them and oh, there is nothing like a farm-fresh peach. I have never made peach pie and it looks so good with fresh whipped cream! Sending hugs, dear friend xo Karen