Storing Fruits and Veggies:  How long? Where?  Fastest to Slowest Spoilers.  Don't Refrigerate:   Avocados  • Bananas, unripe  • Nectarines  • Peaches  • Pears  • Plums   Tomatoes

Spoiled Rotten - How to Store Fruits and Vegetables

This is one recipe that you could clip and keep in your scrapbook for next summer when you have a glut of peaches or nectarines that you need to put to good use. You will also find that this recipe works well with unripe fruit. Baking the fruit imparts a different flavour, rather like when you roast vegetables.

Baked peaches with amaretto

This is one recipe that you could clip and keep in your scrapbook for next summer when you have a glut of peaches or nectarines that you need to put to good use. You will also find that this recipe works well with unripe fruit. Baking the fruit imparts a different flavour, rather like when you roast vegetables.

Though the fruits are starting to roll in at nation-wide farmer's markets, it's still early enough in many places that an unripe peach or too-tart apple might make its way into the mix. If you find yourself with such a fruit, don't throw it away: cook it! Here's how...

Quick Tip: What To Do with Unripe Fruit

Though the fruits are starting to roll in at nation-wide farmer's markets, it's still early enough in many places that an unripe peach or too-tart apple might make its way into the mix

Khoresht-E Hulu (Persian Peach Stew) from Food.com:   								This deliciously spiced sweet-and sour stew was adapted from "Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen" By Najmieh Batmanglij.    The original recipe calls for firm, unripe peaches and saffron.  I had none and substituted nectarines/omitted the saffron and it still came out great.

Khoresht-E Hulu (Persian Peach Stew)

The one big requirement of this recipe is that you simply must have good, juicy ripe peaches or nectarines. If you make this with unripe, hard peaches or those awful woolly peaches it will not work at all. You should also use very fresh basil leaves just picked off the plant, the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford, and a good salt.

Peach pasta with basil - not sure I would do this with GF pasta but a good sticky rice could be perfect for summer.

Nectarine Upside-Down Cake Made with unripe peaches at the cabin. Pie plate was too small, use 8" square next time. Nutmeg was great with peaches (although unripe, had good flavor). Made buttermilk with 1T lemon juice and milk to make 1/2 cup.

A lovely dessert-style cake, ideal for a summer meal.

Individual Peach Crumbles - great use for unripe peaches. We just picked a ton and just can't wait for them to ripen.

Donut Peach Crisps or Saving Hopeless Fruit

Nectarine-and-Plum Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel | Food & Wine goes way beyond mere eating and drinking. We're on a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations.

Nectarine-and-Plum Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel

Tried it w/ unripe peach, plum, frozen blueberries and some dried apricots

1 mango  2 heirloom tomatoes  1 ripe peach or nectarine  2 ears of corn  1 bell pepper (any color but green which are unripe, therefore, inedible)  Small handful of chives or the top of one green onion Massive fistful of cilantro  Half a peeled lime

1 mango 2 heirloom tomatoes 1 ripe peach or nectarine 2 ears of corn 1 bell pepper (any color but green which are unripe, therefore, inedible) Small handful of chives or the top of one green onion Massive fistful of cilantro Half a peeled lime

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutney

Sweet Probiotic Fruit Chutney

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutney - Keeper of the Home for my leftover plums

How to Keep Peaches From Ripening Too Fast (3 Steps) | eHow

How to Keep Peaches From Ripening Too Fast

13 Tricks and Tips For Keeping Produce Fresh Longer 1. avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, pears, plums, and tomatoes, should be stored in a different place than your apples, broccoli, carrots, leafy greens, and watermelon. 2. potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a cool, dry place, but not in the fridge. The cold will ruin their flavor 3. Store unripe fruits and veggies like pears, peaches, plums, kiwis, mangoes, apricots, avocados, melons, and bananas on the counter.

Make Your Fresh Produce Last Longer With These 13 Tricks

Young mango crisp and tart served with bagaaong. Makes my mouth water. Also was told that unripe peaches and nectarines would be just as tantalizing.

Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste, a traditional Filipino appetizer.

With these tips you can buy peaches in a range of ripeness, knowing that you can finish ripening them at home.

How to Pick the Perfect Peach This Summer

See the best ways to ripen peaches at home, from the easiest way to the fastest way, with storage tips, too.

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