This post highlights some of my favorite food and drink treats from the past week…
I love peaches, and they are starting to pop up at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. I haven’t had enough time lately to make classic peach desserts, cobbler and pie, but I have had the time to make baked peaches. Baked peaches are delicious on yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, ice cream, smeared on crusty bread, etc. I would definitely give these a go, you won’t be disappointed.
Baked Peaches (makes four halves):
- 2 peaches
Cut the peaches in half and take out the pit. Put a sliver of butter in the hole where the pit was. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake at 375° until the surface starts to caramelize and the peaches are soft. Enjoy hot out of the oven, or store in the fridge and enjoy them throughout the week!
I turned my thesis in on Friday, so on Saturday I was definitely in need of a summer beverage. Using inspiration from The Londoner and from the monthly Martha Stewart recipe book, my friend Megan and I decided to whip up some watermelon drinks. Nothing beats a frothy cold beverage on a hot summer day.
Watermelon Madness (makes 1 blender full):
- Half of a watermelon
- Light Rum, to taste
- Sugar (1-2 tablespoons depending on how sweet you want it)
- Lime (half juiced in drink, and half cut into wedges for rim of glass)
Add watermelon, rum, sugar and lime juice to the blender. Blend away until mixed, the surface will look frothy (this is the best part). Pour over ice* into a fancy glass and add a lime wedge to the rim. Drink with friends while basking in the summer sun :)
*Note- if you want a daiquiri texture, add ice to the blender instead of pouring drink over ice. Both ways are amazing.
Wrapping this up- I went to the grocery store today, and I bought some “fancy” treats. I realized that even on a budget, it’s so necessary to indulge sometimes. Life is too short to skip out on some of the finer foods at the store. Today’s delights:
- Gorgonzola stuffed green olives
- Dark chocolate mixed with candied orange and ginger