Picking Peaches Barefoot
What a joy it is to be able to walk outdoors and pick fresh fruit from your own garden.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way to get kids outdoors and connecting with nature. Not only do they get to eat the freshest, most delicious organic food
going, introducing them to healthy eating habits, but they get to learn
where food comes from, how it grows and they get to spend lots of time
outdoors, tending to their little peach tree, potted herbs, potatoes in
a tub, or even a tomato plant growing in a small pot.
I was gifted two peach trees from the kids three years ago. This year we have an amazing crop. Samuel and Jasmine are in charge of watering the peach trees, pruning them back and adding stakes if needed.
Pick and Eat
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Grilling peaches deepens their natural sweetness. A family favorite is Barbecued Peaches with hot Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Icecream or Yogurt.
And here’s a scrumptious savory alternative: Jamine Oliver’s Grilled Peach Salad with Bresaola
Peaches are good for you.
Peaches are high in beta carotene, which provides cancer-fighting properties and the ability to inhabit the growth of cancerous tumors. A
recent laboratory study also identified phenolic acids in peaches
aschemopreventive dietary compounds because of their ability to inhabit
growth of estrogen-independent breast cancer cells. Lutein and
zeaxanthin, also help protect against age-related macular degeneration.
Fibre, vitamin C, and iron are more reasons to indulge in peaches this
season. Heidi Hoff -Alive.com
What fruits or vegetables are your kids growing?
Here’s a cool gardening certificate for kids: Chloe the Gardener Certificate.