Cooking contests bring out the best in me! I love the thrill of the challenge~~after reading the rules carefully and knowing what the parameters are, my head starts to assimilate and go to work. Now, most of the time, this ‘thinking’ is at the subconscious level~~and, after a few days, maybe even a few weeks, all of a sudden, out of the blue, at the most unexpected time, I get the idea!
This amazing Summer fruit bender we’ve been on lately has been wonderful. Stone fruits abounding, fresh berries and ice cold watermelon. We just can’t get enough of these tangy nectarines and the peaches have been so large and juicy. One fruit I hadn’t heard of before are these fantastic tasting pluots. They are a hybrid between a plum and an apricot. If you haven’t tried them, ask your grocer, or keep an eye open at the local Farmers Market. The lady selling them to me at our local market said they may also go by their other name Apriums, but Pluots seem to be the main name that has stuck.