When your neighbor brings you peaches...

in Discovery-it10 days ago


Just about two weeks ago I was out mowing my lawn when my neighbor came walking over to me. Actually, not my direct neighbor, but the guy two houses down who I probably haven't said one word to since we moved in close to ten years ago.

In case you aren't "in the know", I am a bit of an introvert, so standing out in the street on our cul de sac and shooting the breeze with my neighbors really isn't my cup of tea. I struggle with small talk unless I have a decent amount of liquid courage, and quite honestly, I prefer the company of my wife and dog over strangers, even if they are the strangers next door.

So anyway, I was out mowing my lawn. We have a pretty small quarter acre lot, so I push mow (not self propelled), I figure it is good exercise for me. It's funny because everyone else in the neighborhood has riding mowers for lots that aren't much bigger than ours.

There I go getting side tracked again.

So this neighbor comes walking up to me and he has an armful of something that I can't quite make out. I'm a hot sweaty mess at this point. No, for real, I look like I just climbed out of Lake Huron, that's how sweaty I am and this guys says to me:

You like peaches?

Now, again, if you know me, you know that music is a pretty big part of my life, so as soon as I hear the word peaches, I have no less than three songs going through my head. How do I respond?

"I get my peaches down in Georgia"?

"Millions of peaches, peaches for me"?

"I really love your peaches wanna shake your tree"?

Honestly, it took me a second to realize what he was talking about and I finally said yeah sure, I like peaches.

Turns out, that was exactly what he had, an arm full of peaches. I was pretty excited to see that they were white peaches which are pretty much my favorite kind of peaches. Unlike the typical orange/yellow kind most people are familiar with, this kind has a white/pink skin and the flesh inside is more white than yellow, they are delicious.


He said that the peach tree in the front of his yard was full of them and if I wanted more I could come take some at any time. I've gotta be honest, I didn't think peaches grew in Michigan, I thought they were more of a down south sort of thing, but here I was with a arm full of peaches.

I took them inside and washed them up after I finished mowing the lawn. Then I sat down for lunch. After lunch, I had one of the peaches for dessert and they were delicious. @mrsbozz decided she needed to make something with the rest of them, so I diced them up and pitted them and got them ready for her.


She decided to make a cobbler with them, so after hitting them with some sugar, cinnamon, and some other love, she started working on the topping. We had already decided we were having grilled burgers for dinner, so I decided to start the grill a little early and use the cast iron to bake off the cobbler.


Here's what it looked like before it went on the grill and the golden brown deliciousness started to take place. It was pretty easy to put together. If I had to guess, the most time consuming part was cutting up all the peaches.

We decided to leave the skins on the peaches because that gave it a bit more of a rustic feel and we also figured it might be a little healthier given the vitamins and fiber that are probably in the skin.


This is a close up shot of it before it went on the grill.


I didn't really time it, I just figured I would give it a good fifteen to thirty minutes then I would check on it and rotate the cast iron dish so that the other side could be closer to the coals.


This little cast iron pan was given to me by a good friend of mine and I use it for quite a number of things. I have done a pretty good job of taking care of it and it is almost to the point where it has a non stick surface due to years and years of seasoning.

@mrsbozz and I use it pretty frequently for things like mac and cheese on the grill. It's the perfect size for the two of us and cast iron is just awesome in general.


After about 45 minutes or so, I decided to pull it off and this was the finished product. I couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out. The edges were bubbling and the pan was so hot it took a bit of maneuvering to get it into the house without burning my hands.

Thank goodness for the Ove Glove!


I was going to run down to the store and grab some vanilla ice cream to eat with it, but in the end I decided to take the healthier route and I just put some vanilla Greek yogurt on it. I had to throw the bowl in the microwave for just a few seconds to warm it back up by the time we finished eating our burgers.

It was delicious and it provided us dessert for the whole week.

The peaches were sweet and slightly tart and it paired really well with the yogurt and the topping that @mrsbozz put together for it. If you want the recipe, we found it online, and you can find it here.

The peaches were a really great surprise and the cobbler was an awesome way to celebrate one of the last nice weekends of Summers. In less than week Fall will be here and our focus will shift to falling leaves and preparations for Winter and the neighbors with the peaches will be on their way down to Florida until the warm weather comes back.

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All pictures/screenshots taken by myself or @mrsbozz unless otherwise sourced


I love the fact that you both are cool with each other even though you might have not said a word to eachother and he brought you peaches
That's lovely
I love how you live in peace

I do my best!

I couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out.

Looks pretty delicious.

Thanks! It really was!

Starting from the preparation of the peach, I was just wondering what the results will look like but the result is wow! I had love to have a taste of it asap☺️

Sorry, it's all gone! I had it demolished within a week!

White peaches are amazing completely different taste, spoiled with neighbour bringing some over, now be sure not to be shy and collect a few more.

Growing up our garden had a massive variety on a quarter acre stand as well, people passing by would often stop to get a supply before being on their way. More than enough on the trees after bottling, jamming or whatever decided to use over winter.

Nothing beats fresh! Cast iron pots I have some absolutely treasured, amazing cookware that lasts a lifetime.

That sounds like it was pretty cool. I like the idea of people being able to take what they want as long as they don't get too greedy! These were some of the best white peaches I have ever had. Perfect ripeness and flavor. A lot of times when we get them in the US they are under ripe and too hard.

Dad had a policy, ask he would assist (or one of us 4 brats would), don't break his trees or steal.... Have never had such a variety again in my life nor quality and taste!

Haha i know that Justin Bieber song.

Dish looks delicious straight off the oven.

I don't really care for Justin Bieber, but I like Giveon. That being said, it is a good song.

Wow! This looks super yummy and surprisingly easy to cook!! Thanks a lot for this recipe! It’s also super tasty!!

Thanks, it turned out really well. I am pretty surprised that I didn't find a way to burn it!

nice neighbor 👍looks good

Yeah, it was a really welcome surprise!

Beautiful! I love peach cobbler! This is the best time of year with fresh peaches everywhere!

My mom gave me some peaches the other day, but we froze them, so I am probably going to be trying some other stuff in the future here. I honestly don't recall ever having as many peaches in my house as I do right now!

You should come over and ask... "ya like burgers"?

The cobbler looks really good!

It's just my wife and I, so we have gotten good at sizing our portions. I don't usually have a ton left over to share with others!

What a wonderful thing that resulted from the kind gesture of this good neighbor. Sometimes being reserved and not very talkative is also very appropriate and goes down well with our neighbors.

I copied the recipe and will now send you my address so that you can send me a few of those peaches so that I too can enjoy this real treat. Without the original peaches I don't think I can even come close to the final product you got. I will also need the little cast iron pan I promise to get it back to you!🤗🤔

Thank you so much dear @bozz @mrsbozz for sharing such a comforting experience and for the excellent white peaches recipe!

Take care of yourselves, big hugs!

Ha ha, I can't even imagine what the shipping would be on a cast iron pan. Those things are heavy! Thanks for the great comment. I'm actually surprised the deer that roam around our neighborhood haven't eaten all of the peaches. Maybe they only like apples.

Even using your cast iron bread and the local peaches, I know it would never reach that special touch that @brsbozz put on that delicacy!

See you next time!

Yes, she did put a lot of love into it I am sure!

good neighbors are essential, unfortunately most ppl do not even bother in find out who are they before buying a house

We have had good ones and bad ones over the years. This neighborhood seems to be a bit better than some of the other ones we have lived in!

That's pretty impressive that you had exactly 3 songs going through your head then LOL. I had just one as I read that and surprised you didn't have it:

That was my #2 song, didn't you see it?

I must have missed the lyric from that song. Nice one. Love this tune.

No worries, it's buried a little in the bridge I think.

Que Rico 😋🤤 como quiera probar ese 🍩 🍥 pastel de 🍑 melocotón.

"I get my peaches down in Georgia"?

Love these information that no one asked for, keep them coming! 😂

This look delicious, kinda feels and looks like an Apple Crumble? I would definitely pair that up with an Ice Cream, the unhealthy life choose me 😕😅

Yeah, after going back and looking at the photos the yogurt was good, but ice cream would have been so much better!

Haha no way am I holding myself back from having an ice cream pairing with such a wonderful pie! Guess I am lacking in discipline! 😅

Yeah, I think next time I will spring for the ice cream. Gotta be a good french vanilla though.

Sounds yummy already! 🤤

Wow, it is amazing having your neighbour over and your first reaction to peaches was hilarious. But, I won't blame ya, a lot of things go on in introverted like minds, haha and it is beautiful.

I am glad you had a nicely made use of the peaches with your wife and the after look is awesome.

Yeah, it was an unexpected surprise. I wasn't really sure why he was approaching me at first. It turned out really well. I think we need to try something different with the other ones we have.

It sure was. And it did end well which is very good.

Oh, that will be good. I will be on look out to have it read. Thanks for your swift response.