It was boiling hot this Monday so I donned my new puff sleeve white dress from Forever 21 for a sunny summer adventure out with my family. We wanted to go out to my favorite nursery to grab some new flower plants, but since they were closed, we decided to hit up our neighborhood farm stand instead. COVID-19 has taught me how fragile our current society is, and how dependent we are on all of the parts working perfectly. I’ve really been researching homesteading, and trying to get closer to small farmers for all of my produce, meat, and dairy, and start making whatever I can from scratch.
I grew up baking with my grandmother who just passed away this year at 99 years old. She was a complete renaissance woman and master of all trades, and she taught me that a strong, independent woman can also be elegant, beautiful, and killer in the kitchen. I’ve been making a lot of pies lately, to try and re-hone the skills she lent to me when I was little. I’ve also mastered jam making which has made me want to make my own bread to put it on too.
With this in mind, as soon as I saw fresh juicy ripe peaches at the farmstand I knew I wanted to get as many as I could and throw them into a beautiful cobbler as soon as I got home.
I found a great recipe online and it turned out so heavenly I just had to share it with you all. It’s super easy and will take no time at all! You just need fresh peaches, sugar, salt, flower, milk, butter, lemon juice and a bit of cinnamon if you’d like.
I paired the steaming hot cobbler with some peach Halo Top Icecream for an incredible creamy mix. We watched my favorite movie– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone– and had a beautiful night as a family. During this pandemic, quality time with loved ones has become both rare and precious. There’s something so amazing about producing a product with your own two hands that others can enjoy with you that just hits your humanity differently. I’m definitely more grateful for little moments of joy now, and I hope that’s a perspective that will last with me long after this is all over.