Tuesday, August 25, 2009

- Eastern Virginia Writing Project 2007: Poetry and peaches

For Peaches

On a Carolina highway,
air rippling with early summer heat,
my thumb
seeks the reassurance
of soft flesh
ripened to perfection.

Rose and gold and palest jade
rim the edge of heaven,
nexus of sand and sea and sky;
the sunrise a recapitulation
of summer sun imprinted
on fragrant orbs.

Silver blade in hand
I cleave flesh
into wedges drenched with juice,
sweetened with sugar,
freckled with cinnamon.

Then open the oven
to air rippling with heat
that will meld
flour and butter
sugar and cream
into a cobbled bed;
a perfect end
for peaches.

Peach Cobbler

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Bisquick
Splash of heavy cream

Combine and press crust into an 8x8 pan, then top with
3-4 cups sliced peaches mixed with
2 Tbs sugar with a pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tsp cornstarch or instant tapioca

Bake at 400 until peaches are bubbling and crust is lightly browned
N.B. This recipe has never been followed exactly, rather it is an approximation to be modified as you will

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