Grilled and Chilled Peach Soup

Even though I'm starting to get solicitous emails for Halloween costumes, I refuse, on August 1st, to admit that summer is ever ending. The farm stands are bursting with a cornucopia of fresh fruits, veggies and herbs. The corn is almost as high as an elephant's eye. The frothy surf is just a tad bit warmer. In my mind, summer is FINALLY here. To celebrate the season, I've been thoroughly enjoying grilling fruits and vegetables outside.  Have you grilled any Kale yet?  Watch my video: if reading via email or reader, head to … [Read more...]

Summer BBQ: Grilled Peaches, Grilled Bananas, Grilled Kale

Don't get fooled into thinking that the grill is only a destination for  meats in the summertime. Au contraire. Last summer I had an AHA moment when I started grilling fruits and vegetables on the grill and my family actually LOVED the dishes. That's right.  Move over hot dogs and burgers and chicken breasts and say hello to grilled peach halves and grilled curly kale! Once you've warmed up to grilled peaches, try some grilled bananas as they're quite tasty too. I hope you enjoy my kale video and grilled fruits recipe and remember, … [Read more...]

Grilled Bananas (and Peaches)

It only took me 7 years to realize that our grill had been completely underutilized. Sure we’d cook the generic hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks, and maybe some veggies, but that was about it.   This summer, I broadened our grilling aperture and started experimenting. Have you ever thought to grill fruits?  At first it seemed a little absurd to me.  Fruits weren’t meant to be grilled.  But then, what did that mean?  Little did I know I had already begun testing recipes with interesting food twists. I grilled  kale leaves and it was … [Read more...]

Friday-Food-Frenzy: Keen on Peaches

My 6-year old son just acquired a taste for peaches.  Up until now, I'm fairly certain he was freaked by their fuzzy skin.  However, with our frequent fruit purchases at the Green Thumb, our local organic farm stand, he's warmed up to them. His peachy turning point was last week. My daughter and I were cutting all sorts of fresh summer fruits to put into our White Wine Sangria.  Thinking he was grabbing some apple chunks, he popped a pile of fruit into his mouth only to be pleasantly surprised that in fact, he had just eaten some deliciously … [Read more...]