Peaches and Herbs
Instead of the usual sweets for dessert (not that we eat dessert every night), tonight I decided to take the natural route. I had a big bowl of apricots, small peaches, plums and nectarines in a bowl in my counter for days. I had so many from the CSA, that even if I ate one a day for a week, there would still be some left. So here’s what I did:
In a bowl I whisked together:
- 1/2 cup of orange juice (I was out of lemon or I would have used that)
- 1 teaspoon really finely minced ginger
- a couple of fresh mint leaves, torn -a great thing for a kid to handle (go pick the herbs and rip them up!)
- and a couple of fresh basil leaves, torn
Then I sliced the fruit and removed the pits, tossed them in the bowl with the juice mixture and a pinch of salt. I let it chill in the fridge and when I served it, it was truly delicious-no need for anything heavy to go with it, although I could see serving these with an angel food cake or a pound cake or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. What’s nice is that the leftovers will keep for a few days so there is a refreshing and healthy snack waiting for me in the fridge!