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Summer is Peachy

As we officially set upon the final week of the New Zealand summer, it feels like the climate is stubbornly refusing to let go of the heat. Sometimes I can’t decide if it’s hotter inside than out. Things are sticky. Especially after a hot afternoon nap.

We’ve been cheated of summer this year with monsoon rainfall that is common in other exotic islands. So while Autumn will hit us in a couple of weeks, it still feels like mid-summer. Who knows? Maybe we’ll still be picnicking in April.

It is peach season and I have no hard feelings for the fuzzy skinned fruit. I can eat it without peeling. But the salsa I made this week is more about flavour than the texture. This salsa tastes zingy and fresh. I haven’t added any chili to it, but you can add a sliced chili if you prefer. Serve with fish, chicken, steak or sausages. Tasty enough to add just a spoon but moorish enough to eat like a side salad. Use a nectarine if that’s all you have handy.

Peach Salsa

Makes a bowl’s worth (about 2 cups)

1 peach
1 avocado
Half a red onion
1 handful lemon mint or regular mint (or a mix of both)
10cm length of cucumber
1 lemon


  1. Peel the peach, cucumber, red onion, and slice and dice the flesh. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Score the flesh into small cubes with a butter knife and scoop out into the bowl.
  3. Zest 1 teaspoon of the lemon peel. Cut and juice the lemon, remove pips and add zest and juice to the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper to taste.
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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. Thanks for the recipe yummy, I don’t know wherre you are in NZ but our temps overnight had dropped here in Cambridge/Hamilton went to he Garden Festival concert last night got rained on and it was freezing all the people huddled under umbrella’s and in coats hats blankets it was amazing then the stars came out the wind was still very cold, I must admit the beginning of the week was extremely humid and heavy rain in the middle of the week – weird weather- but you are right we were cheated out of summer so I have changed its name for this year to sumter…. as it does not know what season it is in….. Blessings. S

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      It’s Sumter here in Auckland too. Well, the cicadas are in full swing at the moment and I have all my washing outside. Hopefully it lasts long enough for it to dry.

  2. Oh yum! Peach salsa. I forget sometimes that the seasons are flipped around for us. Conversely, we have been cheated out of a winter. No snow, just endless rain and gale-force winds 😦

    But I like reading that somewhere out there, there are peaches.

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      lol. Don’t avocado and peach season go hand in hand? Perhaps can can of peaches could serve you this time?

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