I decided to take summer classes this summer, three to be exact. For those of you curious, that’s time and a half…. Ugh.
My courses finally ended last week, which means that right now, I am on Va-ca-tion! (Praise God from whom all blessings flow!)
My parents have always done a great job of taking my younger brother and I somewhere new for a week of vacation more summers than not. Neither my brother nor I had ever spent any time in the north east, so we are currently vacationing in the cute and sleepy town of Germantown, New York. It’s awesome.
We’ve rented a little house right on the Hudson river and are spending our days reading, walking, cooking, and laughing together. I realize, it doesn’t get better than that, and I am so grateful.
On one of our family excursions we passed a sign that read “Pick Your Own Peaches,” so yesterday afternoon we loaded in the car and found ourselves in the largest orchard I have ever set foot on.
When I think of peaches I usually think of South Carolina and Georgia, definitely not New York. However, this orchard proved me wrong. We all had a blast trying fresh peaches off the tree, filling our bags with the sweet fruit, and daydreaming about the recipes we would make in the upcoming week.
I tell you all this, because this is probably only the first peach post you will see in the upcoming weeks. I mean, when you have an orchard in your back yard, you’ve got to take advantage of it, right?!
Thus, if you love peaches, or just summer time in general, check back soon. I’ll have more recipes for you 🙂
- 1 Ripe peach
- ½ cup dry oatmeal (I used the instant variety)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon Agave nectar
- Prepare your oatmeal either in the microwave or on the stovetop depending on the type of oats.
- Rinse and slice a ripe peach into multiple small pieces. Top the oatmeal with the sliced peaches.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon, cardamom, and agave nectar on top of the peaches, and carefully stir together.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Notes and Tips!:
- Additional possible toppings: Toasted coconut, walnuts, vanilla extract, vanilla soy milk
- Gluten Free? Use gluten free oats!
- Source: A Rented Kitchen
- If you like this recipe, try these other delicious breakfast options from ‘A Rented Kitchen’!: (Click the links below)