Peaches = summer. A big bowl on the counter perfumes your whole kitchen. Hope you’ve been stocking up on some of the best peaches we’ve had in ages. But when peaches aren’t in season, you can still enjoy them in these three products.
Doc and Artie’s Tangy Ginger Peach Glaze
Erika Wilkins created her Peachtree City-based business based on a passion for cooking developed while watching her godfather, Doc Shepherd, and her grandmother, Artie R. Jones, preparing meals in their work as domestics. She credits them for the opportunity to attend Dartmouth College, become an engineer and then an attorney, and then finally with inspiring her to create Doc and Artie’s Teas, Spices & Foods. Her husband Thaddeus Wilkins is co-owner. She has created dozens of spice blends, teas, salts, soup mixes, sauces and glazes. We tried the Tangy Ginger Peach glaze, an entry in the 2018 Flavor of Georgia competition. It’s a scrumptious combination of honey, soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, peaches and mustard and you could absolutely just eat it with a spoon. We used it to glaze grilled salmon but the generous bottle will find lots of use with everything else we take off the grill and as a sauce for the vegetables accompanying our next rice bowl.
$12 per 16-ounce bottle. Available at the Peachtree City, Newnan, Pinewood Forest and Fairburn farmers markets and online at http://docandarties.com.
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Nine Sons Rising Peach Preserves
Peaches, sugar, lemon juice and spices. That’s the ingredient list for Nine Sons Rising Peach Preserves. They’re made by Paula Kavolus and Jill Bondura of Greenville, South Carolina, who have nine sons between them (hence the name of their company). The peach preserves are based on a 150-year-old Kavolus family recipe. There’s no pectin, so the preserves are loose and spoonable and the fruit keeps its fresh peachy taste. There are also blueberry and strawberry preserves made in the same way, all handmade and hand-packed. You’ll find a cinnamon stick packed in each jar and plenty of cinnamon flavor to complement the fresh fruit.
$6.99 per 11-ounce jar. Available at New York Butcher Shop on Roswell Road and Buckhead Whole Foods. http://www.9sonsrising.com.
Emily G’s Datil Peach Marmalade
Jennifer Burns of Dunwoody-based Emily G’s is always looking for unique flavor profiles. Recently she met Joe Natoli, executive chef of Sawgrass Marriott in St. Augustine. He introduced her to datil peppers, a very hot pepper variety widely grown in that area. Inspired by the pepper’s sweet, fruity flavor, she married it with her original peach marmalade to make Datil Peach Marmalade. The combination of peaches, citrus, ginger and subtle heat made it a finalist in the Jams and Jellies category of this year’s Flavor of Georgia competition. It really is perfect with cheese, especially cheddar, or would make a great glaze for seafood or chicken breasts. We’ve even stirred a teaspoon full into a glass of sparkling water for a great afternoon spritzer.
$8.50 per 10-ounce jar. Available at Lucy’s Market, Under the Pecan Tree and the Beehive or online at http://emilygs.com.
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