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Homemade Fresh Chunky Peach Ice Cream

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Farmer's markets and roadside stands boast baskets of all sorts of beautiful, tempting regional produce. Georgia is called the Peach State but the area where we live in South Carolina grows the most juicy, sweet and delicious peaches you could ever hope to eat. The month of July, particularly around Independence Day is when the best (in my opinion) are ripe and ready to be harvested and sold.

Our family eagerly anticipates the appearance of those beautiful peaches!
There are all sorts of delicious ways to prepare and eat this luscious and delectable fruit. They are simply scrumptious when peeled and sliced like this:
You can add a splash of milk or coconut milk and a little sugar, but it really is not necessary. They are so very sweet and satisfying. Eaten fresh they are quite good for the health. Peaches contain lots of vitamins A and C and minerals, such as potassium. The average peach is said ha…

It's Blueberry Picking Time!

We currently have a couple of blueberry bushes in our yard. It took those bushes a decade or so, being moved around a couple of times and the addition of a little fertilizer but, finally, several years ago they began blessing us with a bountiful supply of berries. Enough so that family and friends can enjoy picking, eating and cooking with them.

Like most children, our grandchildren enjoy the experience of picking berries and they usually come over at least once during the season to do a little berry picking. Last week, they arrived to have some fun picking berries together.

We have had some temperatures in the high nineties for the better part of the past several weeks but in spite of the high temps and southern humidity, our grandchildren managed to get out there and pick some berries. Did they ever! They all came on the same afternoon and I was able to snap a few pictures of them in action. It was about as hot as a fire-cracker on this day, but they seemed to be having fun any way…