Saturday, May 24, 2008

summer's around the corner

when i think of the arrival of summer, i think of juicy and fragrant stone fruits, strawberries, sun dresses, and a slew of silly summer action flicks. all things that i am a fan of. yes, i'm one of those. i find absolutely no internal conflict at enjoying limited release art house indie films and being one of the horde that lines up to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull . The latest Indy movie was cute, fluffy and filled with the requisite moving vehicle stunts, riddles, evil villains (cate blanchette was deliciously evil btw), and things that go "boom". hence, i knew from the combo of seeing my first "summertime" movie and the eating my first ca grown peach.... that summer is right around the corner.

this week, i was very happy to purchase my first ca grown peaches of the season. i knew the peaches were ready when their heady fragrance filled the air...that fragrance seemed to tell me "hey, we're sweet and juicy now....it would be a good time to eat us." i naturally complied. after taking a browse through what i had on hand, i decided to assemble a dish that would be fruity, sweet, creamy, and with a bit of crunch.

i began by grabbing a ripe peach, some strawberries, and a handful of blueberries and raspberries


then i sliced the strawberries and the peach


and began to arrange them on a plate


and grabbed a small buttery palmier

and crumbled half of the cookie on top of the peach and strawberry slices


then i spooned about a tablespoon or so of crème fraîche and added the blueberries, raspberries and the rest of the palmier crumbled...


yum yum.
it was decadent, wonderful, and absolutely signaled that summer is on the way...

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