Sweet Georgia Peach!

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This year’s crop of Sweet Georgia Peaches are here!  Your stay in our beautiful North Georgia Mountains is the perfect opportunity to visit some of our local farmers markets and grab some of these delicious treats for yourself.

We at Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals recommend you pick up a bushel the first chance you get!   And if you have any left after you have eaten your fill, then this recipe sounds just about perfect for a lazy mountain afternoon!

~ Fresh Peach Lemonade ~

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 Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Fresh Peaches, diced (about 6 peaches)
  • Zest of 3 Lemons
  • 1½ cups Sugar
  • 6 cups cold Water, divided
  • 1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice (juice of about 7 lemons)
  • Garnish (Peach slices, Lemon slices, Mint)
 Instructions:
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add diced peaches, lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar and let mixture simmer but do not boil.
  3. When peaches are very soft, mash with a fork to break them up.
  4. Let mixture simmer until it thickens and becomes slightly syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Strain the peach syrup mixture into a bowl and discard the solids.
  6. Add the lemon juice to the peach mixture.
  7. Pour into a pitcher along with 4 cups of Cold water.  Refrigerate if desired.
  8. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh peach slices, fresh lemon slices and mint.
  9. Enjoy immediately!

July events that you don’t want to miss!

In the North Georgia Mountains there is a little something for everyone to see or do.  Whether your idea of fun is “shopping till you drop” in Down Town Blue Ridge, or soaking up the scenery from your cabin’s Hot Tub, you are sure to be pleased.  And with all the activities and events going on in the Blue Ridge Mountains this summer there’s no excuse not to make a trip to see us at GEORGIA MOUNTAIN CABIN RENTALS!

Butternut Creek Festival  ~  July 20 – 21

Meeks Park   Blairsville, GA

15th annual festival! Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days. The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two-day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and woodturning.
For more information contact: 706-781-1221

Escape to Blue Ridge Tri The Mountains Sprint Triathlon  ~  July 21

Lake Blue Ridge Marina in Blue Ridge  ~  335 Marina Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

The 600 yard swim course in the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge is a one loop affair around a triangular course, which is laid out nicely for a fast first leg of the day. Once out of the water, the athletes run up the boat ramp to the transition area where they will grab their bikes for the 18 mile out and back bike course. Racers will cycle up a slight climb out of the marina to a right on Old Hwy 76, and then enjoy the first of many long downhills. They will cross over Lake Blue Ridge Dam and will be treated to amazing views of the Lake and Mountains to the right, and the Toccoa River to the left. The ride over the dam is flat and then the next 8 miles will be rolling and fun, with a few longer climbs and incredibly fast downhills. Athletes will turn around at mile 9 and head back to the transition area. They will be greeted by a nice downhill to the Marina. Transitioning again at the Marina runners will start their run with a slight climb out of the Marina then enjoy a mile of nice downhill followed by rolling hills and a flat, slightly downhill run into the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo on the corner of Depot and Main St.

Green Bean Festival  ~  July 27

Union County Farmers Market  ~  148 Old Smokey Rd. Blairsville

Third Annual Green Bean Festival! Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm. Blairsville celebrates the 2012 Harvest of Green Beans and more… Over 100 vendors including regions top produce, exceptional crafters and artisans, the best in Festival Food, including a Low Country Boil from 4:30 – 7pm, benefiting Alzheimer’s. Farmer’s Market * 5K Race * Bike Ride * Green Bean Pizza-eating Contest * Live Entertainment * Canning and Recipe Contests * Exhibit and Demonstration Area* Petting Zoo* Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping* Pony Rides* Bushels of Fun for the whole family! Free Parking and Shuttle. There is also a Square Dance on Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. on the Blairsville Square.
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