Friday, July 2, 2010
I love fruit, especially stone fruit. Every year, as summer approaches, I look forward to enjoying months of apricots, plums, cherries, and of course peaches. Whether they're served in salads, grilled, baked, or as is, stone fruits are both sweet and tart and pair well with a variety of ingredients.
My mom has never really had a sweet tooth, so there wasn't a lot of baking tarts or pies growing up. My experiences and memories with stone fruit were therefore limited for many years to eating them as is or in salads. I'm not complaining. The fruits were so fresh that it was like eating candy anytime you took a bite out of one of them. And, summer breakfasts were often bowls of, what my brother called, 'peach cereal' or peaches and milk. The weather was hot and humid, so this made for a refreshing way to start the day. Not to mention it's quick, simple, light, and de-li-cious!