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Grilling Nectarines

Grilled Nectarine

Yes, you read the title correctly. Grills are great for meat, but let me tell you, nectarines are very worthy items for placement on them as well.

This was dessert at our house last night. I turned on the grill, cut a large nectarine into quarters, put the pieces peel side down directly on the grill over medium-high heat, sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on them, then added a drizzle of olive oil.

From there, it only took a few minutes. I turned the nectarine pieces once or twice, making sure to get the grill marks on the non-peel side(s) as you can see in the photo – and that was it.

After taking them off the grill, I plated them with some lactose-free vanilla ice cream (I’m making every effort to avoid lactose these days and this stuff was really good) then sprinkled more cinnamon on top, along with a honey nut cereal crumble.

Might suggest adding some honey to the mix, or whatever your favorite topping might be. You can also substitute peaches for nectarines. This was delicious and very easy to do, I’d definitely recommend it!

Happy grilling…have a great day.

Basil!

Caprese

We planted a garden in the yard earlier this year…and much to my surprise, things have actually grown in it! Among them, several nice looking basil plants.

We harvested a whole bunch of basil this weekend. I put it on top of fish for one meal, on top of chicken for another. We blanched some more and froze it for later.

Then, last night, we had this tasty treat as part of our dinner. Caprese is so easy to put together; I think we’ll be doing this one again soon. Just thought I’d share the photo. It was pretty tasty!

Do you have a garden? What kind of things do you grow in yours? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great day!