I thought "what is a girl to do with all these peaches?" - well, good thing for Food Network's Hungry Girl for doing a version of the infamous pineapple 'upside down' cake, I felt inspired.
Upside down pineapple cake never enticed me, the thought of canned pineapple and syrup coated cherries somehow turns my taste buds off...buuuutttt the thought of peaches with ginger, cinnamon, and glazed honey...now that's something to be turned on about.
Somewhere between a pancake and a frittata, you get the both of best worlds.
Ginger Peach Upside Down Oat Frittata
Special thanks to Boston Organics for the stars of this recipe: farm fresh organic peaches. You can find this full recipe on Boston Organics website.
Luckily, making oat frittatas are not the only thing you can do with peaches....you can also make nectarine & ginger homemade iced tea...
It's 88 degrees outside, it's muggy, it's hott (yes, here it comes) - "ain't nobody got time for that!" Buuutttt what everyone does have time for: ICED TEA.
Thankfully, it's Tuesday and I received my Boston Organics delivery with farm fresh organic nectarines and fair trade English Breakfast tea from the local Equal Exchange Cafe....sweeeeet.
There's nothing like an ice cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer day, it will bring you to a white wrap around porch, in a rocking chair, with the wind blowing and green grass growing (even if you are still stuck in a 4 by 4 apartment in the North End of Boston).
Well, add some farm fresh nectarines and ginger into the mix and you've got something special. Subtly sweet with a ginger bite, this is THE iced tea.
Nectarine & Ginger Homemade Iced Tea
Servings: ~ 2
2 nectarines - sliced
1 large knob of ginger - cut into a few cubes
3 cups of water
3 organic English Breakfast tea bags
optional: sweetener to taste (like honey or stevia)
Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil then add in the ginger and nectarines. Lower to medium heat and let simmer for 30-35 minutes for the ginger and nectarines to infuse.
After infusing, bring the water back up to a boil, remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover the pot, and let steep according to package (usually about 5 minutes).
Remove the tea bags. Using a fork, begin to mash the peaches to extract the extra juices.
Using a mesh strainer, strain the tea mixture into a container (like a mason jar :D). Lastly, use a fork to press the peach ginger mixture down to extract the remaining liquid.
*Feel free at this point to add some sweetener to desired taste, however, I find the nectarines give this tea a hint of sweetness already.
Let cool & serve over ice!
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I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.