Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Fruit Salad for Salvaging Bland Fruits
My first encounter with a foodblog dates back to 2004. It was this lovely blog that totally charmed me and inspired me to start my own foodblog several months later. Yes, she who eats. That was the one. It was (and still is) a dream blog to me, and after reading the posts there, I felt like making everything she made and posted about.
One of the things that I definitely wanted to try out was this roasted fruit salad, because it looked so tasty and, at the same time, awfully easy to make. But in 2004, I didn't have a casserole dish, and couldn't buy much fruit except some real popular ones like apples, bananas and tangerines.
Now it's summer, 2009. I have this Pyrex thing, and more than necessary figs from mom's fig tree and loads of peaches. I tell you -- peaches are terrible this year here in Japan. Maybe because of the lack of sunshine? The ones we got from a relative as a summer gift were so firm and bland; they were almost like raw potatoes! My family didn't know what to do with the peaches, and when I was brainstorming, the memory of chika's roasted fruit salad came back to me. Yeah, some butter and brown sugar might do a magic...
The result: Bland peaches were still bland even after roasting, BUT the butter and brown sugar really helped. I cannot say that this was a great success, but it was not bad -- and definitely far better than eating the peaches fresh. (Figs tasted better when fresh, I would say.)
Maybe peach cobbler is worth a try to salvage the rest of the peaches.
* I noticed the linkwithin widget on "she who eats" and just added it to this blog.
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