Now that peach season is upon us, I thought I'd share a tip for the best way I've found to peel them. For years I'd do what everyone does - cut an x in the bottom, boil for 60 seconds, submerge in an ice water bath, then wrestle the slippery fruits while coaxing the loosened skins off with a sharp paring knife. Lots of steps, lots of dishes to wash.
Now I use a simple serrated vegetable peeler to easily remove the skins from the fresh fruit. Not boiling water, no ice water, no mess.... and only one dirty peeler to wash. Love it!