Fruit

This Is the Best Way to Store Peaches — Peachy Keen

We're approaching the middle of July, which means one thing to fruit-lovers: Those seductively fragrant peaches you've been waiting for are here. We've already shared a few tips to help you pick the best peaches of the lot, but it's just as important you know how to store them when you get home. The answer all depends on how ripe the peaches are and when you plan to use them. Here's what you need to know.

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Recipe: Quick Cherry Jam — Recipes from The Kitchn

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In case you needed an excuse to bring home a big bundle of cherries from the farmers market, this simple summery jam is it. It's a sweet, deeply flavored spread, suitable for beginners and repeat jam-makers alike, that comes together on the stovetop with just three ingredients. It's bursting with cherry flavor and has a chunky, thick texture that's just right for spreading on toast. When you're pitting all those cherries, just remember this jam will be waiting at the end of the tunnel.

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How To Grill Peaches: The Easiest, Simplest Method — Peachy Keen

The grill has the ability to elevate sweet, juicy peaches from over-the-sink snack to dessert or a side dish with nothing more than heat. Grilled peaches are the kind of magic that happens in a hot grill's twilight — when dinner is nearly done, and sweet fruit is the only thing that can be reasonably paired with the cold wine and the ice cream destined for dessert.

The truth is that grilled peaches are stunningly simple. They only require fresh peaches and olive oil, make the most of residual heat from a cooling grill, and can play side dish to grilled meats or become a knock-out summer dessert. Here's how to make the best peaches on the grill in just four steps.

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25 Peach Recipes to Make This Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

For me, the arrival of summer fruit is like a musical crescendo. It starts softly with the strawberries and blueberries, grows more wonderful with sweet and sour cherries, and culminates in the fruit I wait for all season: sweet, juicy peaches. They're finally here, and it is time to gobble them up!

From crisps and crumbles to salads and sangria, here are 25 sweet and savory peach recipes to that bushel into drinks, dinner, and dessert.

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Recipe: Watermelon Prosecco Punch — Summer Pitcher Cocktails

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To me, serving a cocktail that involves bubbles makes just about any occasion feel like a celebration — even if it's only an impromptu Thursday barbecue. That's what makes this punch so important to have on your roster this summer. Cubes of fresh, juicy watermelon bob in a pitcher of Prosecco and the whole thing is brightened up further with fresh mint leaves. It's a cocktail that is sure to turn even the most laid-back, thrown-together affair feel extra festive and fun.

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You Don’t Need to Be a Fancy Bartender to Make These Blackberry Mojitos — Delicious Links

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Happy National Mojito Day! Let's celebrate with fresh blackberry mojitos. Before you head out to your favorite cocktail bar, know that these pretty-in-pink cocktails are super easy to make at home — no mixology degree required.

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