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Easy Antipasto – Peaches and Prosciutto with Fresh Mozzarella and Mint Pesto

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The story of Peaches and Prosciutto with Fresh Mozzarella and Mint Pesto begins at last week’s farmers market.  A Cambodian man with a face the color of carved hickory sat in the open side door of his van.  In front of him a couple of tables with a few flawless eggplants and some peaches on display.  I felt the peaches.  VERY firm.  “Do you have any that are riper?” I asked, glancing hopefully toward the dark interior of the van.  He gestured toward a case of peaches at the back of a table.  SECONDS, a hand-lettered sign said.  “Just those.  But they taste good.”  Peaches of all sizes and shapes filled a generous produce crate, some with funky shapes, some with spots, a handful small as golf balls and just as hard; most, in any event, impossible to see or feel since they were buried.  My fingers migrated over the fuzzy surfaces of several dented…

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