Monday, July 19, 2010

My Favorite Weeknight Dessert Ever!


photo by Cary Bass

Okay--my favorite summer dessert! Have you had your share of cherries yet? They are so delicious this year! They make a sweet dessert and are so good for you! Grab some while they are still here--they won't last forever!

Oh, but wait, then there is....


Photo by Steve Evans

Definitely my favorite. Forget cherries. Watermelon is the best! Refreshing on these hot summer days, watermelon is like a dip in the pool. While the so-called "personal watermelons" are more expensive, they are so convenient. They are easier to cut, store and eat (because they mostly are seedless). And the little ones seem to have all the flavor of a large watermelon condensed into a small package. Yum!

Oh, but wait, I almost forgot about....


Photo by Cary Bass

Oh yeah, forget those other fruits. Peaches are divine. A ripe, luscious peach truly is a gift. And, a bowl of sliced and chilled peaches is a wonderful dessert all by itself. Sure, you can dress them up (peach pie, peach cobbler, peach crisp, peach ice cream,...) but why when the peaches are at the height of their season. Our farmers' market is getting some in now. I recommend buying them from the farmer because you can see, smell and even taste the peaches. And, as with all produce there, you can ask the farmer for more information about her farm, farming techniques and produce.

So, there you have it. My favorite summer dessert, er, desserts. It is impossible to choose. And of course, there are many, many more fruits in season right now. Oh, shoot, I forgot about berries! And canteloupe!

Get 'em all while you can and eat all you can during their high season! They will not wait for you. And, let's face it, an anemic peach in the produce aisle in January is just a sad, sad thing.

(don't despair--we can freeze and can some fruits--more on this later!)

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