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    sf Guest

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    Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll
    make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    After this is over, no more white peaches for me.

    --

    Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables.

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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Aug 16, 4:13*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Am I the only one who doesn't like them? *I think they're tasteless.
    > Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    > the supermarket. *Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    > thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. *I'll
    > make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    > After this is over, no more white peaches for me.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables.


    I agree. I've never liked them.

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:13:51 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.


    They are tasteless.... you are right. I guess beauty (i.e. taste)
    is in the mind of the beholder.

    But...I must add...a little salt adds tremendous flavor to cantealope.










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    Nancy Young Guest

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    sf wrote:
    > Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    > Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    > the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    > thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll
    > make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    > After this is over, no more white peaches for me.


    I read somewhere how great they were so when I saw them,
    I picked up a couple. This was a few years ago. I wasn't
    impressed and I figured perhaps I'd gotten duds.

    nancy

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    Dora Guest

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    Mr. Bill wrote:
    >
    > But...I must add...a little salt adds tremendous flavor to
    > cantealope.



    The best of all is a good squeeze of lemon on cantaloupe.

    Dora


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    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    > Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    > the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    > thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll
    > make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    > After this is over, no more white peaches for me.


    I despise them. We bought them once because they were a novelty and
    so pretty. They just taste like sweet. Same thing with white
    nectarines, white cranberries, etc. Something about the color must be
    related to the flavor. There is an heirloom variety of beets that I
    keep trying to like, chioggia, but they end up muddy colored when cooked
    and also just taste sweet. *sigh*

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Aug 16, 8:07*pm, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:

    > I picked up a couple. *This was a few years ago. *I wasn't
    > impressed and I figured perhaps I'd gotten duds. *
    >

    Nancy..you got the REAL things.


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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Dora wrote:
    > Mr. Bill wrote:
    >>
    >> But...I must add...a little salt adds tremendous flavor to cantealope.

    >
    >
    > The best of all is a good squeeze of lemon on cantaloupe.
    >



    I agree.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Mr. Bill wrote:
    > On Aug 16, 8:07 pm, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I picked up a couple. This was a few years ago. I wasn't
    >> impressed and I figured perhaps I'd gotten duds.
    >>

    > Nancy..you got the REAL things.


    (laugh) Okay. I stick with nectarines anyway.

    nancy

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    Ross@home Guest

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    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:13:51 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    >Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    >the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    >thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll
    >make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    >After this is over, no more white peaches for me.


    No, you're definitely not alone. Our DIL's father has a tree in his
    back yard which produces big, beautiful looking peaches. He gave us a
    bunch a few years ago and, like you, we found them to be totally
    tasteless. If he offers any more, we'll gracefully decline.
    I can't for the life of me see the attraction.

    Ross.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 23:26:35 -0400, Ross@home wrote:

    >On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:13:51 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.

    ..
    >No, you're definitely not alone. .


    To me, they are just sweet, with none of the complexity that yellow
    peaches have. I keep on trying them, to see if maybe another varietal
    will taste better, but like you both, I just don't like them and find
    them too one dimensional.

    Give me a yellow peach or nectarine any day!! The best ones taste
    almost like they are honeyed, and yet have a slight acidity to them
    that really accentuates the flavor. I got some wonderful ones for
    the shindig at Squeaks' house... They weren't beautiful by any means,
    but the flavor..OH MY. When I got them at the farmers market, I knew
    they were good, cause I could smell the aroma a foot or so away...

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Aug 16, 4:13*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Am I the only one who doesn't like them? *I think they're tasteless.
    > Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from
    > the supermarket. *Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    > thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. *I'll
    > make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    > After this is over, no more white peaches for me.
    >



    Christine has the right answer: a grower I talked to at a farmers
    market explained white peaches and nectarines were low in acid, thus
    they were all sweet with no complexity.

    I wonder if a squeeze of citrus would help -- we put that on papaya.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Christine wrote about white peaches:

    > To me, they are just sweet, with none of the complexity that yellow
    > peaches have. I keep on trying them, to see if maybe another varietal
    > will taste better, but like you both, I just don't like them and find
    > them too one dimensional.
    >
    > Give me a yellow peach or nectarine any day!! The best ones taste
    > almost like they are honeyed, and yet have a slight acidity to them
    > that really accentuates the flavor. I got some wonderful ones for
    > the shindig at Squeaks' house... They weren't beautiful by any means,
    > but the flavor..OH MY. When I got them at the farmers market, I knew
    > they were good, cause I could smell the aroma a foot or so away...


    White peaches are just as aromatic as yellow ones. You're correct that they
    don't have the acidity yellow peaches have, but that is offset by the fact
    that they have a more-discernible almond flavor. I don't use white peaches
    the same way I use yellow; their flavor is much more delicate, so it would
    be overwhelmed by grilling or by combining with strong flavors.

    The classic use for white peaches is Bellinis, of course. But they make an
    outstanding peach-almond tart. You can make a kind of peach relish using
    white peaches, Rose's lime juice, and basil to accompany scallops or crab;
    yellow peaches used that way might be overwhelming to the taste of the
    seafood.

    White peaches pair quite well with lychees; a compote of lychees, white
    peaches, and Moscato d'Asti (or Semillon) is a wonderful thing.

    Don't dismiss white peaches out of hand; just use them in ways that take
    advantage of their attributes! (BTW, I'm guessing you don't like the
    "doughnut/Saturn" peaches either, since they have much the same attributes
    you decry in white peaches.)

    Bob




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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:52:09 -0400, Mr. Bill wrote:

    > On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:13:51 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.

    >
    > They are tasteless.... you are right. I guess beauty (i.e. taste)
    > is in the mind of the beholder.
    >
    > But...I must add...a little salt adds tremendous flavor to cantealope.


    ....and black pepper.

    your pal,
    blake

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    >Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.


    White peaches are more mild flavored than yellow... but there are many
    types of yellow peaches and all taste different.. some types of yellow
    peaches are more mild flavored too. If you buy your peaches at the
    market they were not picked ripe. Tree ripened peaches taste a world
    apart from those ripened after picking, especially white
    peaches. White peaches are usually not sold at markets just like
    particular yellow peaches are rarely sold because if not tree ripened
    they have little flavor.... and all tree ripened peaches are too
    delicate for shipping.

    One of my neighbors has a white peach tree at his summer home here.
    He's usually not here when the peaches are ready to pick so they would
    all be eaten by critters. Two years ago I remembered to get some and
    they were wonderful.

    I bought some yellow peaches at the market a couple of days ago, those
    are not all that flavorful either. Anyone wants good peaches you
    really ought to have your own trees... my reason for not planting
    peach trees is that they are not very long lived trees, and especially
    not in this cold climate... once peach trees begin to produce you'd be
    lucky to get ten, maybe fifteen years production in northern climes,
    then the trees begin to die.

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_4969234_lo...rees-live.html


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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:36:39 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >(BTW, I'm guessing you don't like the
    >"doughnut/Saturn" peaches either, since they have much the same attributes
    >you decry in white peaches.)


    Correct. The whoopla of those spaceship fruit completely passed by me
    too. They are just as bland as the white peaches are.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Giusi Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    > Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    > Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from>
    > the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    > thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll>
    > make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    > After this is over, no more white peaches for me.


    You're not getting good ones. I had my own tree in WV and now I buy them
    from a local orchard right off the tree. They're delicious with a spiciness
    there is not in yellow ones. I had the most wonderful Bellini Sunday night!



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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:26:01 +0200, "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >>
    >> Am I the only one who doesn't like them? I think they're tasteless.
    >> Had some from the grocery store, thought it was because they were from>
    >> the supermarket. Got some from the farmer's market last weekend, same
    >> thing... tasteless - even those that were verging on over ripe. I'll>
    >> make a peach crisp with them, so the brown sugar and butter will help.
    >> After this is over, no more white peaches for me.

    >
    >You're not getting good ones. I had my own tree in WV and now I buy them
    >from a local orchard right off the tree. They're delicious with a spiciness
    >there is not in yellow ones. I had the most wonderful Bellini Sunday night!
    >


    I am convinced there is no such thing as a tasty white peach. I tried
    two completely different sources and they both bombed.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    sf wrote:

    > I am convinced there is no such thing as a tasty white peach. I tried
    > two completely different sources and they both bombed.


    What kind of logic is THAT? Here, let me try: "I am convinced there is no
    such thing as a reliable car. I've owned two different ones, and both broke
    down."

    Bob




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    Giusi Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > I am convinced there is no such thing as a tasty white peach. I tried
    > two completely different sources and they both bombed.


    Then I must be completely wrong and I will have to give up Bellinis.



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