First Organic Peach of the Season

Oh I have been dying for peaches all winter, but I refuse to purchase the conventional ones from outside the US. The other day at Whole Foods Market, they had organic peaches from Mexico. Yeah, I rarely ever buy anything organic or not from Mexico, but I couldn’t resist buying just one.

I kept it in a paper bag for a couple of days, and it ripened quickly. Then I stuck it in the refrigerator. Oh it was definitely ripe! I cut it up this AM and it was delicious. Sweet with a bit of sourness.

Too Much Sugar

Ugh, my stomach is going wacky tonight. I feel bloated, keep drinking water to try to settle myself.

I made my yummy baked french toast tonight with apples and raisins, but this time, I topped it with warm blueberries cooked in sugar. At first, it didn’t taste very sweet, but by the end of my plate, it was getting very sweet.

blueberries topped on baked french toast

An hour later, my stomach still felt full. And now, 4 hours later, I’m still very unsettled.

It’s good because I now know that my body is not used to sugar like before. It’s a good thing to feel this way!

Papaya

No, I don’t like papaya. Tried it this morning for the first time. It tastes like rubbing alcohol. Not that I drink rubbing alcohol, but somehow it just reminded me of it. Sort of a fermented taste, but not in a good way.

I guess others say they don’t like it as well, so I don’t think it’s just me.

ETA: hmm, I wonder if it was slightly un-ripe
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Heirloom Navel Oranges

Oh yum. I was at Whole Foods grocery yesterday (my favorite place to be) and the produce guy, Jason, was very helpful. I was asking him a few questions about the apples on sale, and when organic peaches, plums, nectarines arrive, and after he saw me choosing a few navel oranges, he came over to me and offered me two (free) Heirloom Navel oranges to take home. It was very nice. The oranges were soo cute with the leaves attached. I am such a sucka for fruit with leaves attached!

heirloom oranges from ripe to you

Anyway, I just had one now. Jason said they were very sweet, and he was correct! Oh it was yummy! Very easy to peel and it was so sweet.

The label said they were from a company called www.ripetoyou.com so of course I had to look them up. The company is from California (of course, they do grow the BEST and ONLY navel oranges I will eat) and it sounds like they are a wonderful caring company.

I am always bummed because the California Navel orange availability is always so fleeting. It looks like I only have a couple more weeks for my favorite Cara Cara, but the Heirloom Navel will still be available until the beginning of May. It was helpful to view their online Variety Chart to see when fruits were in season.

Anyway, I love Whole Foods! Jason also helped me find a pineapple on sale! Oh and unfortunately, organic peaches, plums, nectarines, etc won’t be available until summer, end of June or early July.

Yum, I love eating in season! So much to appreciate and look forward to!

Baked French Toast with Apples

Oh I had the best best best breakfast this morning.

Baked French Toast
2 servings – Approx 390 Calories per serving (including real maple syrup)

Baked French Toast with apples and maple syrup

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 slices of bread
  • 3 whole eggs (or more)
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • One peeled & thinly sliced apple
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup

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