Friday, August 23, 2013

Rest And Recovery


It's taking me a while to get back to some semblance of normalcy here at home. Coming back home from our trip meant a mountain of laundry needed to be tended to, along with house things needed to be put back in order. But we did take a couple of days last weekend to head to our lake house to let our fatigued bodies catch up.


It was one time that rain all weekend was perfectly okay. 


It took away the pressure to take the kayaks out.
As much fun as paddling is, it was nice to sit still.


 We sat and read and rested and listened to the rain. 
Thank goodness for our big screened porch.


There was very little cooking that happened last weekend except for the one meal that Daddy-O grilled. Our grill is under a covered area, so he could cook in the rain. Grilled pork chops are a favorite at the lake. (Why do we never make them at home?) And I found some perfect peaches at Piggly Wiggly and decided to grill them, too. We had never done that before. 


I googled recipes (there are many) and finally found one that used what we had on hand. We have a minimalist cupboard at the lake.


Here is my version of the recipe I found online. We will definitely do this again.

GRILLED PEACHES with HONEY BALSAMIC GLAZE

2 or 3 ripe, but firm peaches
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Mix honey and vinegar. Wash peaches thoroughly. Gently pat dry. Cut in half and remove pits. Grill peaches, cut side down on the grill for 3 or 4 minutes, until they develop good grill marks. Turn and brush cut side with honey glaze. Grill for another few minutes until tender. Brush with more honey glaze, if desired. Serve warm.


The only secret to this simple recipe is to choose the right peaches—ripe enough to have good flavor, but they should still be firm. Not hard, but just have a tiny bit of give when gently pressed. We also found a good quality honey on our Piggly Wiggly outing. I will admit that it tastes much better than our usual grocery store honey. It made a good glaze. The original recipe called for feta cheese. We didn't have any, but I'd like to try that another time. 




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