Open-faced Peach Sandwiches on Grainy Sunflower Bread


I sure do know some pretty fantastic people. I’m particularly fond of those who bring me food.

Last night the doorbell rang late – my friend Natasha bringing bunches of beets and chard just pulled from the ground at her brother’s farm. This afternoon the doorbell rang between stressful phone calls – I didn’t want to answer but was glad I did – it was Aviv, bringing me a brown-paper wrapped grainy, seedy sunflower loaf (still warm) and a jar of equally grainy apricot-beer mustard, just because he heard I was having a bad month. (I suppose there were some tense moments before the Tofino part.) I ate half of it with butter and black currant jam and called it lunch, and ate another slab with dinner – a pan of roasted chick peas and chard (done on the stovetop so as to not unnecessarily heat up the house) with a bit of lamb rogan josh I pulled from the freezer.

And oh yes – as I passed two-thirds of the loaf sitting beside the flat of BC peaches I picked up at the market yesterday I was reminded of a story my Mom told me last week: that her mom and aunt used to eat thick wedges of juicy Ontario peaches straight-up on buttered bread. Who needs all the sugar and cooking when you’re just going for the pure sweetness of a perfect peach?

Bonus: the bread sops up those juices that might otherwise trickle down your chin.

Oh yes.

PS: Aviv sells his bread at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Market on Wednesdays.

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12 comments on “Open-faced Peach Sandwiches on Grainy Sunflower Bread

  1. Erica B.
    July 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I loooove fresh peaches, never thought of eating them on bread though yum! You know they might make an interesting bruschetta too. 🙂

  2. robin
    July 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    YUM!!! You DO know some wonderful people! The only person who ever knocks on our door with food is the pizza man :O)

  3. Avery
    July 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Haha… I just sent you an email about the bread and mustard. Now, if I can just find someone to deliver peaches to my door… and perhaps booze…

  4. Kate
    July 28, 2009 at 3:51 am

    That bread looks heavenly! Love to live near you! Maybe I could run into the same wonderful people YOU know 😉

  5. Jan
    July 28, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Hi Julie
    I just made eatmores (February 5, 2009) but I used organic peanut butter and they are a little crumbly. What can I do to make them stick together more?

  6. Barb
    July 28, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Welcome home!

  7. mp
    July 28, 2009 at 5:59 am

    I know the discussion about your new tagline happened quite awhile ago but I was driving yesterday thinking about it … life with Julie tastes good …
    Thanks for sharing so candidly and making all our mouths water. Cheers – m

  8. Lana
    July 28, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Please send peaches here! The Ontario peaches aren’t ready yet and all the stores are only stocking U.S peaches. Nooooo!!
    Hopefully they will arrive by mid-August when my mother comes to visit and to teach me how to make Peach Conserve. My first attempt at canning!

  9. Cheryl Arkison
    July 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Sometimes it creeps me out how we eat alike. I had lamb vindaloo last night, so not rogan josh. But I did put peaches on Aviv’s bread this morning for breakfast. The difference is that I used ricotta instead of butter.

  10. Jess
    July 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my. Oh yes. Though my chin might get jealous of that bread.

  11. Sprouted Kitchen
    July 29, 2009 at 7:36 am

    No kidding I was just thinking this morning how i wanted to make a little peach tartine sandiwch with how wonderful the stone fruits are right now. nice work!! great blog

  12. Sprout
    July 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Do tell – how do you do your chard and chickpea recipe on the stovetop? I’ve loved this recipe since you originally posted it but I agree that the weather isn’t conducive to leaving the oven on 450F for 45 minutes – I’ll have to try it this way – I just wish I had some of that bread to go with it!

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