Sweet Summer!

I am in love with stone fruits of any kind...Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, cherries...especially the White Nectarines, which are like sweet little balls of sunshine!  I never really get sick of eating them and wish we could enjoy them for more of the year.  Since the season is short, I try to take advantage of the yummy goodness in as many ways I can.  An old, but delicious, standby for many fruits is, of course, pie, and one of my favorite summer pies is Blueberry- Peach.  Here is a recipe for Blueberry-Peach Hand Pies.  Make a bunch and keep them in the freezer for those nights when the when the vanilla ice cream gets lonely! Blueberry-Peach Hand Pie Crust: 2 cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:06:44-05:00September 6, 2017|Desserts|0 Comments

Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top

The anticipation of their summer arrival and the short lived season of this fruit makes them extra special. According to the California Cherry Advisory Board May 16-June 20th are the “Sweetest Six Weeks of Summer”. It goes really fast so let’s take advantage of them. They taste good, look good (how darn cute is a cherry on top of anything? Um, hello, cupcake with a cherry on top!) and they are good for you. Cherries help to prevent heart disease and cancer and provide pain relief. Apparently 20 cherries are 10 times as potent as aspirin!! To really enjoy them in their natural flavor try something simple and refreshing and EASY like a (Cherry Granita?, Cherry Sorbet?). I know, I know…you needed an excuse [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:07:06-05:00June 14, 2013|Desserts|0 Comments

Eat a Peach

An Allman Brother’s Album and also just a really good sorta summer Carpe Diem. You may have Georgia on your mind as they claim to be the “Peach State” but alas, it is our very own sunny California that is the major peach producer of the U.S. of A. And now is the time to Eat A Peach. The season is noted as June through September but I think they are really the tastiest and juiciest now. They are of course good for you: full of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and beta-carotene (wai,t doesn’t this give you X-ray vision or something? Maybe eat 2). When choosing a good peach it should have a little give to it when you squeeze it, but still should [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:07:07-05:00June 21, 2011|Desserts|0 Comments

The Noble Pear

Sweet, juicy pears, once considered as “gift of the gods”, are members of the rose family and are related to the apple. This fabulous fruit was introduced to California and Mexico by Spanish missionaries, though cultivation has been traced 300 years to Western Asia and could date further to the Stone Age. The general growing season for the pear is August-October, but are available year round due to seasonal variations. It’s a good thing too! Pears are full of fiber, a good source of vitamin C, low in calories as well as containing copper and vitamin K. They promote cardiovascular and colon health, help combat premenopausal breast cancer and both vitamin C and Copper are thought to be antioxidents, making the pear a very [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:07:07-05:00January 28, 2011|Desserts|0 Comments

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