Recipes and Stories

21 August 2017: More Simple Summer Cooking—Fresh Peach and Blueberry Compote

August 21, 2017

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Summer Cooking, Fruit, Blueberries, Peaches, Sourwood Honey, Fruit Compote

Fresh Peach and Blueberry Compote with Sourwood Honey
Toward the end of the summer of 1979, while I was in graduate school at Clemson University, my mother came for a short visit. As usual, she left me with a cache of produce from her garden, supplemented by baskets of fragrant late peaches and blueberries from local orchards.

It was my first apartment, and therefore the first kitchen that was wholly my own: usually, such gifts led to a day of curious cooking, but a project deadline loomed and my un-airconditioned apartment was too hot to consider turning on the monstrous avocado-green electric stove that dominated my little kitchen. (more…)