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About a week ago, author Emily Nunn (@emilyreesnunn) posted a very simple frozen treat on her Instagram feed that she called “peach soft serve” – just frozen peaches and buttermilk whirled up in a blender. I swooned a little. Not only do I love peaches and buttermilk, together and separately, I loved the simplicity of it all. While I had no frozen peaches, I did have a big bag I’d just picked up at the farmers market that smelled so good it made me a bit dizzy. I had buttermilk hiding in the back of my fridge (that stuff lasts forever.) I had a blender. More pressing, I had an ice cream canister hogging up all kinds of space in my freezer and a need for that space. I was inspired.

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Blink and you missed them.  I got word this morning that this is the last week for Pete’s strawberries at the farmer’s market.  It’s a shame too because I’ve been just too damn busy to do all the things I had hoped – strawberry shortcake or that roasted strawberry sorbet I wanted to try.  I suppose I could use conventional grocery store strawberries but I wonder if I should even bother.  Those sad pale berries are what turned me off to strawberries in the first place.  It was a trip, years ago, to Chino Farms outside San Diego that reminded me of what a strawberry could be.  Just thinking about that berry makes my mouth water, even now.

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