Back to school this morning huh?
I used to love the first day back. The anticipation of using my crispy new notebooks, pristinely sharpened pencils, and picking my first-day-back outfit. There was a phase when wearing mismatched flourescent socks was my signature move. Yikes.
As a kid, I had pretty solid packed lunches. I was the kid with fruit roll-ups and handi snacks and double stuffed Oreos everyone wanted to trade with. But even back then I was a sucker for in-season fruit and would trade prized processed goodies for fruit, straight up. That and the sock thing had people wondering.
At home there was always a rule growing up that you had to ask for ‘treats’ (pop, ice cream, chips, cookies, popsicles etc.), but fruit was always free. When fruit was in season, I would sit down to a hearty snack of 3 or 4 apples or peaches at a time.
With summer winding down, and peach season coming to a close – I’m channeling the days gone by when my stomach was a bottomless pit, and I’m stuffing as many in as possible.
Now, let me tell you. I am no baker. I have a repertoire of 3 or 4 things I bake on a regular basis that are sure-fire hits. I have this thing that bubbles up inside me and prevents me from following a recipe. Not helpful on the baking front.
Fruit crisps are a different story. When fruit is in season, it speaks for itself and it’s really hard to mess up. I have a standard crisp topping recipe that I use for any fruit I have in abundance. This week, it was peaches.