Peach and Arugula Salad
I cannot pinpoint the exact moment, but sometime in the last two weeks I developed a peach obsession. It all started over a family dinner out one night. My stepmother mentioned she had bought the most delicious peaches at a farm stand in Bridgehampton (about 15 minutes away from me). She couldn't recall the name of the stand but knew the location and raved about these peaches so much it peaked my curiosity. Then, that weekend at a lunch with my dad, Doug, and his parents my stepmother served some of the peaches she had been raving about. Wow! These were truly the best peaches I have EVER tasted. I had to find the stand and get some for myself.
Last week, on our way to the beach my sister and I ventured to Pike Farms' farm stand (we figured out the name!) to get some of the fabled peaches. They did not disappoint. I bought almost two bags full! Perfectly juicy without being too soft or mealy these were the "juice running down your chin" kind. Is anything more summery than eating a fresh peach on a hot day?
With an abundance of peaches in my kitchen I decide to do a little more than simply devour them whole. Served over a bed of spicy arugula and topped with lemon juice these peaches make a perfect late summer salad!