Friday, June 19, 2009

Diets and Peaches

I started a real fitness program today. No, really I did and that's a good thing. 

Now the bad thing - you knew it was coming, right?

I've posted before about trying to be a locavore - and being more responsible about where my food is coming from.
(I'm sorry, I don't know how to paste just the link... anyone? help?)

Anyway, today at the market, there they were... beautiful, slightly soft to the touch with just enough give, fuzzy and glowing... Georgia Peaches... definitely not within the 100 mile radius of my home to get Local Grown Status... 

Definitely does not meet the criteria for a Locavore Dinner of the week... but gosh they are gorgeous and fruit is sooo good for a diet and I love peaches and I could make a really good, low cal dessert with those peaches...

So I bought them. Just a few. Just to tide me over until August when Jersey peaches will be ripe for the picking.. 

Hey, I'm a convert, not a preacher. 

Grilled Peaches: (serves 4)

4 peaches
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoons honey, warmed in microwave for a few seconds
Freshly whipped sweet cream (optional)

Preheat Grill to Medium
Wash peaches. Cut in half and remove pit. 
Place cut side down (skin side up) on hot grill and grill for 4-5 minutes to carmelize. 
Turn and grill 1 or 2 more minutes to warm through. 
While grilling skin side, sprinkle some cinnamon on peaches. 
Remove to plate, drizzle with warm honey.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. (I'm skipping the whipped cream)

Also great with vanilla ice cream but I'm not even going there. 

According to my handy dandy food scale the nutritional value is:
peaches: 1 (5 oz) peach (about the size of a tennis ball) = 61 calories
honey: 1 teaspoon = 15 calories
cinnamon: sprinkle = 0
whipped cream sweetened with splenda: 1 tablespoon = 50 calories (for those of you with absolutely no will power) :0)


    Oh can't we have a little bit of ice cream?????, okay not just yet!!!

    Tip: If you are posting, you can highlight the words you want, for example "lovacore" then go up to the "link" button (next to the T text button), that is where you can paste your link. Depending on you blog template, you'll have to see how it looks when you publish it. My template won't underline links so I have to do that manually, I can show you that too!

  2. thank you Rain. You are a lovely new friend.

  3. Yum, I love peaches and those look just peachy!

    I know Rain mentioned how she does it above, so if that doesn't work for you, here is how I do it:

    1) Go to the site that you want to highlight and Copy the address.
    2) Go back to your post and highlight the word you want to link (lovacore)
    3)Click on the little bull-looking link button and a box should pop up
    4) Paste your address in that box - click out and
    Voila! - Your word should be highlighted and linked to the site.

  4. Thanks LofL - I am going to try both ways later today!

  5. Some things are so good, so mouth wateringly good, we just have to have them. A perfectly ripe peach is one of those things.


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