peachy keen: peach & vanilla yogurt scones + pork tenderloin with peaches & ginger

The photo was taken on top of Anarchist Mountain overlooking the Okanagan desert….and all the brown forest fire smoke coming across the Washington border.

Our week-long camping trip was wonderful! We canoed on Slocan Lake, wandered around historic Greenwood, and dreamily made plans for the future. Ahhhh, I love summer roadtrips and get-aways! The food was amazing as well. The vegetarian cashew chili I prepared the first night was delicious and the left-overs made an amazing burrito dinner the second evening. Over the course of the week, we had amazing barbequed corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, delicious nectarines, and the best sandwiches from the Frog Mountain Cafe in Cresent Valley. Yum!

Back in Vancouver, I made sure to start our return to civilization on the right foot with a freshly baked batch of peach and vanilla scones for breakfast. The turned out deliciously and were great served with cold butter and a bit of cinnamon honey from the Okanagan. To carry on with the peach theme, dinner was a super-tender pork tenderloin roasted with peaches and ginger. As much as I love travelling, I sure do enjoy the comforts of home!

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13 comments to “peachy keen: peach & vanilla yogurt scones + pork tenderloin with peaches & ginger”

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    Ellie   August 14, 2006 at 5:42 am

    Oh, all the peaches! How I’m dreaming of summer with the abundance of fruit that it brings! Glad to hear the chili went down a treat, and that photo is beautiful (though the forest fire is a sad thing…)

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    Judy   August 14, 2006 at 6:46 am

    My husband has just gone vegetarian and I will really try that chili. I have nothing to cook for him!

    The peaches all look scrumtious in those dishes. Yum!

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    Molly   August 14, 2006 at 8:33 am

    What a week you two had! Sounds just dreamy – and so do those scones…

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    Rachel   August 14, 2006 at 8:47 am

    I simply love peaches. I can’t wait to try the scones! I printed off the recipe and will try hopefully tonight so I will have a yummy breakfast to bring with me to work in the morning. Yum and Thanks!!!

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    jenn   August 14, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Sounds like a good week and I’m off to see if i can’t get some fresh peaches! Both of those recipes sound AMAZING !!! thanks :)

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    crystal   August 14, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    Welcome back!

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    JosephintheBracknell   August 15, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    I never knew there was an Anarchist Mountain.

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    kickpleat   August 16, 2006 at 10:28 am

    Ellie, summer fruits are the best! I fell in love with nectarines on our trip but had an abundance of peaches back home.

    Judy, that chili is pretty fantastic. There’s lots of great vegetarian stuff out there. Good luck.

    Thanks Molly, it was a dreamy-filled week. And what a better way to end the good stuff than with peaches!

    Rachel, I hope the scones work out! The recipe yeilds a stickier unbaked scone than usual, but it all worked out in the end.

    Thanks Jenn, the peaches were lovely in those recipes!

    Joseph, its a funny history on the name of that mountain. Some maps have it as “Anarchist” and some have it as “Anachist”.

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    kickpleat   August 24, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    thanks jennifer!

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    Jennifer   August 24, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    I just found your site, and I must say that those scones look incredible!

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    fiftyfinally   August 26, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve driven and walked by that restaurant many times. Next time I visit Crescent Valley I’ll be sure to go. It just seems kinda small and cramped. Did you go down the slocan river on a tube? That’s on my list of things to do before…you know. I had the most amazing veggie sausage rolls from a bakery just north of Winlaw. But this last year everytime I pass that way it’s a Monday and they’re closed. I really miss the golfing in Winlaw.

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    kickpleat   August 27, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    finallyfifty, it’s definitely a nice place to stop. we ate our meals under a tree in their backyard and loved it! we went down the smilkimeen river in a tube. much fun!! i love that area.

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