Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you listen real hard, you can sense a collective sigh of stress from lovers and wanna be lovers everywhere! This is unfortunate, because Valentine’s Day should be about showing that we care to friends, family members, and lovers. It should be about nurturing, basking in the warmth of renewed and long-term friendship and love, and about happiness through companionship.
As I bounded home (as rambunctiously as one can with a half case of peaches and a whole lot of foraged farmers’ market booty), my mind fluttered with peach fantasies: cobbler, pie, salsa, smoothies and facials. Why stop there? I would happily be barefoot and pregnantless in the kitchen!
After scavenging the fridge and coming across yellowing lime and bending ginger, the choice was clear: an Asian inspired peach salsa or a ginger-lime peach pie. “Definitely pie,” a ravenous voice cried out from deep within the recesses of my sweet starved self; even if a little embarrassed with the extremely non-local flavor enhancers. Gluten free, processed sugar free, whole grain, vegan, organic, ginger-lime peach pie, of course. Let the gluttony begin!