It’s hump day so you know what that means…..time to show some love to our ingredient of the week. This week I’m shining the spotlight on the juicy, sweet, floral nectarine. Nectarines are pretty much the bomb as is, I could probably eat 10 to 112 a day if that wasn’t completely unacceptable behavior.
But sometimes you want to gussy things up. So here are some ideas for cooking with nectarines from some of my favorite food blogs in the blogosphere.
Nectarine Mint Milkshakes might sound like a strange combination….but it’s not. I tried it. Trust me.
The Flourishing Foodie is one smart girl. This Blackberry and Nectarine Crisp is exactly what you are supposed to do with berries and stone fruit. Combine, top with something crunchy, bake, then eat warm with cold ice cream.
Buttermilk in any dessert is guaranteed to be good but these Nectarine Buttermilk Cupcakes with Honey Whipped Cream from Cookie + Kate sound divine.
Check out Heidi’s Champagne Summer Shortcakes. Nectarines and figs drenched in a honey-champagne syrup then served with crisp shortcakes and scoops of melty ice cream. I want to live with Heidi, do you think she would think that is weird?
My friend Brigid used to make white nectarine sorbet that was out of this world. This White Nectarine Ice Cream from Gaby is kind of like that but better….’cause it’s ice cream….with sour cream in it.
*Photo courtesy of Yvy Kaz