Peach Divinity Icebox Pie is a perfect summertime dessert! It is sweet, it is cold and it is delicious! Served on a gingersnap crust, filled with tonnes of sweet juicy peaches and topped of with whipped cream, this pie is a wonderful indulgence. This great recipe along with thousands of others can be found on 'My Recipes'. Are you a busy individual who doesn't have a lot of time to cook, but loves home made goodness? Peruse their quick and easy recipes. Is it too hot in the house or are you needing recipes for camping? Check out the grilling section. Perhaps you are a parent with a household of fussy little eaters. You can find something that will please junior in the kids recipe section. Concerned about your health or the health of your loved ones? There are lots of healthy and delicious recipes to choose from. Loved to be organized and want to take the guess work out of cooking? The meal planning section will clarify and simplify things for you you and your household. With so many recipes to choose from, where does one start? Why not start with the Peach Divinity Icebox Pie!
Peaches are a nutritional and beneficial powerhouse! Originating in China, peaches were brought to North America through Persia. The first peach orchard in the U.S. was planted in 1565 in Florida. Today Georgia, "The Peach State" produces 50% of the U.S. peaches. Peaches were brought to the America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, and eventually made their way to England and France in the 17th century, where they were a prized and expensive treat. The horticulturist George Minifie supposedly brought the first peaches from England to its North American colonies in the early 17th century, planting them at his Estate of Buckland in Virginia. Although Thomas Jefferson had peach trees at Monticello, United States farmers did not begin any commercial production until the 19th century in Maryland, Delaware, Georgia and finally Virginia.
China is still the top producer of peaches with Italy coming in second. Considered a sign of good luck in China the peach is excellent for muscles, heart and bones. This juicy fruit is excellent for refreshing and moisturizing the skin and is often used in cosmetics and skin creams. Actually my all time favorite skin cream, before it was discontinued, was a peaches and cream variety. It smelled amazing!
Peaches are high in Vitamin A, B, and C, as well as magnesium, phosphorous, calcium and potassium. It is good for digestion and has a natural soothing effect. Peaches not only soothes the stomach, it also soothes the mind,relieving stress and helping to reduce anxiety, thereby earning it the title of "Fruit of Calmness" in Hungary. Also often called a Persian apple, peaches are a member of the Rosaceae family and a close relative of the almond. Peach trees are known as the tree of life. With a positive effect on preventing cancer, great for skin and scalp(helps reduce hair loss), excellent for both the mind and the body, peaches are a nutritious and delicious fruit.