• Whole unbaked peach pie with basil cream cheese crust on wooden table, with black tea towel and small bowl of demerara sugar and spoon. Pie has plaid lattice.

    Peach Pie with Basil Cream Cheese Crust

    “Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches…” Ok, so I’m not actually moving to the country, this is just the song I sing to myself when making this peach pie with basil cream cheese crust. I have always been a city girl at heart, even when I didn’t live in a city. But I must say this pandemic has been the first time that a country life looked appealing to me. I started growing herbs on my balcony during the shelter-in-place order and Y’all… they’re STILL ALIVE!!! This might not be a big deal to you but for me, this is a Big Deal. I’ve developed a…

  • Peach Blueberry Coffee Cake – An Ode to a Peach

    Peaches define summer for me. I know it’s officially summer not by the first jacket free day, or the salty-sweet smell of the air, or the joyful noise of street festivals. Nay my friends, I measure summer in peaches. I find myself searching for them at the grocery store as early as March, muttering to myself that I can’t take one more day of bitter Chicago weather and stuffy office air. I need the sweet, tangy flesh of a peach to set me free, knowing, in vain, that I will not find one. Then one glorious day in late April or May it happens.         Peaches.  …