The fruits of summer! Strawberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, plums, plucots, and cherries. Makes me very happy.
Woolf Farms peaches from Ohio. We just let them ripen and eat them over the sink because they are so incredibly sweet and juicy.
Perfect peaches for this little ones hands. She loved the peach so much that her Mom used a dishtowel to catch the peachy dribbles!
In addition to just enjoying fruits eaten out of hand, I’ve found a few delicious ways to use summer fruits, like grilling. Grilling fruits isn't a new. Can't remember exactly where I first enjoyed grilled peaches, but it was a dessert game changer. The peaches were grilled and served warm over a bed of dark greens, toasted pecans, dabs of goat cheese and drizzled with a fig vinaigrette.
This recipe for grilled plucots is one way to savor this stone fruit which is a cross between a plum and an apricot.
A summer fruit cobbler with blueberries, black raspberries and peaches is a family favorite. When these fruits are at their peak, I buy them at local farmers markets or visit a U-pick farm then freeze them for later use. They’re perfect in pies, cobblers, quick breads and smoothies.
Locally grown berries from our friends at Rittman Orchards in Doylestown, Ohio made the perfect topping for crepes.
I recently learned how to make crepes with my friend Penelope of Penelope’s Speaks French. Susan and I celebrated our birthday with a very special class in crepe making. Penelope, French teacher extraordinaire taught us in French and we had a blast.
Recipes for delicious fruit desserts to make this summer.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company.
Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Local Flavors Shoppe www.localflavors.net
Rittman Orchards and Farm Market www.rittmanorchards.com
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport www.clevelandairport.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Mister Brisket www.misterbrisket.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share
Hear Pat's story on Food Founders Podcast.
Pat's Granola would love your feedback.
Post a review to our profile.