Peaches,Contest, and a Special!

One thing we love about this time of year? Palisade Peaches. Grown in Grand Junction, and so delicious. Our high school band sold boxes of them for a fundraiser, so we had Peach Crumb Bars last week, and I’m making Peach Pie this weekend.

Peaches - The Loopy Ewe

Of course that got me searching for beautiful yarn with peach colors. What do you think about these?

Peaches - yarn combos The Loopy Ewe

Trios starting upper left and going across, colorways listed top to bottom.
1: Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere Haywire, Melon Bomb, Desert City Wattage
2. Black Elephant Free Fallin’, Maui, Little Miss Sunshine
3. JulieSpins Stella Bringing in the Sheaves, Delicata, Good Morning
4. JulieSpins M375 Citrus, Golden Wheat, Smoothie
5. Malabrigo Rios Melon, Peachy, Primavera
6. Madelinetosh Vintage As Ever, Bicoastal, Dark Roast
7. KnerdString Fingering The Fairest, Tang, Fired Up
8. Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool White, Peaches N Cream, Peach
9. Hue Loco Phyllis Sock Space Parade, Primrose, Dynamo

Some 2-color and 3-color patterns to check out:

On Ravelry: 3 Color Cashmere Cowl, 3 Color Cashmere Shawl, Drachenfels, A Girl’s Best Friend, and Suburban Wrap.

On Patternvine: Candy Necklace Shawlette, Rickroll Wrap, Harlequin Shawl, Sunset Cowl Poncho, and Colorblock Tunic.

Special: Shipping like it’s 2006!

Since we started back in 2006, postage costs have gone up ridiculously. We were able to offer free US shipping at the $50 ordering level when we started Loopy, and kept that as long as we could.

This weekend, we’re celebrating our 13th anniversary by pretending it’s 2006. We’d like to offer all of our wonderful blog readers free US shipping with a $50 order!

You’ll need to leave us an order note to tell us you’d like the free shipping offer, and we’ll manually adjust it on our end. The offer is good on orders Friday 8/23 through Sunday, 8/25. Partying Shipping like it’s 2006. Treat yourself to A Box of Fun. Whoot!

Peaches Crumb Bars

(via Pinterest, from Livewellbakeoften – just found another recipe on that site that I had to download…)

Peach Crumb Bars The Loopy Ewe

3 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter (cold, cubed)
1 large egg (lightly beaten)

5 cups chopped peaches
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbl. cornstarch
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Line your 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper (allowing some to hang over to give you handles to pop it back out.)

Mix together your flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cut the butter into these dry ingredients until your mixture is crumbly. Add in the egg and mix until fully combined.

Press half of this mixture into your 9 x 13 pan and bake the crust for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Combine the chopped peaches, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and mix until coated.

Use a slotted spoon to add the peach mixture onto the top of the baked crust. (This filters out the excess juice from the bowl, so your crust won’t get soggy.)

Sprinkle the remaining dry mixture on top of the peach filling. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

You can eat this warm like a cobbler (adding ice cream or whipped cream on top), or allow to cool completely to cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Does anyone have a peach pie recipe that is awesome? I’ll be looking for one this weekend.

The winner of last week’s contest (where I asked you to tell me about your pets, and I loved reading every one of your entries): Robin in FL, who has had cats, dogs, and a Cockatiel named Harpo who liked to sit on her shoulder and watch TV. Robin – email us to confirm your address and we’ll get your prize right out.

This week’s anniversary contest question is: What is your favorite fruit? (You can include a link to a recipe for using it, if you want to.) I’ll draw a winner and will announce it in next week’s Friday blog post.

Sheri whohasalotofpeaches

49 comments

  1. I am not a big fruit person so I would have to pick tomatoes (which are technically a fruit lol). I love tomato pie and anything else with them.

  2. I love peaches when they come in season, Ranier cherries and oranges in the winter time. There’s nothing more divine than fresh peaches!!

  3. My whole family’s favorite fruit is peaches. Palisade peaches! We eat them up so fast that there are never enough to bake into pies or whatever. They are one of the very best things about Colorado.

  4. I like a lot of fruit — lemons, cherries, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, apples (especially Snapdragon), bananas.

  5. I have 3 favourites. Nectarines (the white ones), elephant heart plums and strawberries; yum! I like to eat them fresh, right off the tree if possible. Btw, I’m in New Zealand, not sure if that’s allowable to enter.

  6. My favorite fruit is which ever fruit I am eating at the moment. But … Cherries are very high on the list. I love the color, the juiciness of the first bite. I like cherry pie, cherry jam, cherry in cooking. But the season is short.

    I also like blueberries and raspberries and of course apples! I lived in an apple growing area where farm to table was a thing even before it was a thing, it was a quick stop on the way home. But of course we did not call it anything special. We just went to the farm stand for veggies in the summer and the orchard for apples and peaches in the fall.

  7. My favorite fruit is a tomato. Caprese salad with the first of the spring crop is my favorite recipe for tomatoes.
    My other favorite fruit is apples. A favorite for holiday meals is my braided apple strudel.Recipe sent to TLE.

  8. Favorite fruit is like a favorite child! But… I would probably say blackberries. They are the most delicious treat fruit!

  9. pears, second only to apples. I love pears by themselves but I also moosh them up and stir into plain yogurt which gives me a taste of summer anytime.

  10. I go nuts for blackberries and raspberries. I sometimes even forego eating chocolate if the other option has one of these berries! I dont have a recipe because they are so darn good fresh or thrown on top of ice cream.

  11. For baking, i love tart cherries, but they are so hard to find. As a child I loved gooseberries (pie and jelly) but again, impossible to find!

    Currently it’s the donut peaches – so sweet it’s like eating candy.

  12. I love pomegranates. I love a lot of different other fruits too because pomegranates are only available for a short time during the year. Blueberries is something I tend to have every day. Love love. I make a blueberry muffin bread that I guess a lot of my family and friends enjoy.

  13. I’ve lived on nothing but fruit for days at time, til something like a bacon cheese burger craving hits. Love White Peaches, it’s like peach flavored cotton candy.

  14. Apples are my favorite. I love Gala the most but I’m sure there would be others if we had more variety in the store.

  15. I have so many favorites. Cherries are probably my true favorite, but I don’t think I ever met a fruit I didn’t like.

  16. Currently my favorite fruit is watermelon. We eat a lot of watermelon this time of year. In the spring it’s rhubarb, I make rhubarb crunch and bread. I also love strawberries and blueberries for my smoothies 🙂

  17. My favorite fruit is strawberries – fresh. Strawberry shortcake (homemade biscuit type shortcake) with real whipped cream. Here in Nebraska we are able to buy Colorado peaches so I’ll be trying the bar recipe soon!

  18. Maybe it’s because it’s late August, and I can feel Fall in the air, but apples! Crispy eating apples like Honeycrisp and Gala, tart cooking apples like Cortland and Macintosh (perfect for applesauce and apple butter and pies and crisps), the excitement of finding a new-to-me kind of apple at the farmers market… I love them all.

  19. Peaches, definitely peaches. The birthday cake my mom always made for me (by my request of course) was vanilla cake with peaches and whipped cream! Fabulous!

  20. I like most fruits, so this was a difficult choice. But I’ll choose apples – apple pie, apple cake, apple bars, caramel apple fluff salad!

    caramel apple fluff

    8 oz can crushed pineapple
    1 box instant butterscotch pudding
    1 tub cool whip
    4-6 apples, diced

    Mix first 3 ingredients together, add apples.

    Keep cool.

  21. Hmmmm….summer is the time of year that I think of rhubarb pie. It’s my very favorite. Just not sure if it a fruit or not. So, just in case, I’ll say cherries.

  22. My favorite fruit… That’s a tough one. Probably strawberries but really good ones are difficult to get in Kansas. Runner up is peaches… We get really good peaches trucked in from Colorado.

  23. My favorite is strawberries. I love picking them from a local grower. Nothing is better than eating them right from the field!

  24. Peaches are my favorite, but it’s hard to find a good peach in northern New England so I usually bake with them. When my son was in school in SC I feasted on some good fresh peaches and pies and brought home some great jams and preserves. This past weekend we were in Grand Junction and I got to try those Palisades. Juiciest, best tasting peaches I’ve ever had!

  25. So many wonderful fruits, but the best are apples. They are good in many forms, and they play well with lots of different flavors.

  26. Thanks again for supporting the band program! I made these crumb bars using my leftover peaches and they were a huge hit at home & school!

    As much as I love Palisade peaches, my favorite fruit is fresh lychee (I had a tree in my childhood backyard in Hawaii) ❤️

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