Re-post: The Essentials Of Grilled Fruit

Grilling fruit is one of the easiest ways to summer-ize a dish.  Whether savory or sweet, it instantly adds a succulent twist.  This weekend while friends were over for dinner I turned some plums I had into a wonderful appetizer.  I simply grilled slices of rustic whole grain bread with olive oil, salt and pepper and topped it with ricotta cheese, grilled plums and a drizzle of honey.  It was absolutely delicious.   Peaches, figs, and dates would have worked beautifully as well.

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Cooking Tip Thursdays: The Essentials Of Grilled Fruit

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

What defines summer more than the taste of food right off the grill?  Well that and the sun hitting your face, a backyard barbecue with friends and family, the smell of suntan lotion at the beach, and an ice-cold beer.  But back to grilled foods – which have become synonymous with meat and vegetables.  While I never met a piece of barbecued chicken or grilled squash I didn’t like, it’s somewhat predictable.  If you’re looking to add a new trick, tip, or tool to your culinary repertoire, try grilling your Continue reading