Saturday, July 12, 2014

Grilled Nectarines with Ice Cream & Cookies

Nick and I were married 6 years ago today. The weather was a lot like it is now, hot but with just enough wind to stay comfortable. On our way out of the barn where the wedding party was held, Nick grabbed the last beer the bartenders had. Apparently we bought just the right number. I think it was a sign of our luck to come.

I wish I could flash a quick picture of our life now to the newlyweds that day - two boys, a life on this island, our challenges as a young family. I know that little glimpse into the future would have made us smile even bigger walking up the aisle. We often joke that we find each other the least annoying of anyone we've ever met - so I call that a good match.

These Grilled Nectarines with Ice Cream & Cookies are a festive afternoon treat that require little effort. You can adapt them however you'd like with peaches, plums, lemon sorbet, or chocolate wafers. I'm a sucker for gingersnaps so the little spicy kick is my favorite part. 

Grilled Nectarines with Ice Cream & Cookies

Ripe nectarines (or any favorite stone fruit)
Canola oil
Vanilla ice cream
Fresh mint

Simply heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high. Slice the fruit in half and remove the pit. Brush grill with oil and place fruit skin side up. Cook until caramelized, about 4 minutes.

Place warm fruit in a bowl, top with a scoop of ice cream, crumbled cookie, and torn mint leaves.


  1. I discovered your blog from Matha's Circle and I really love it. I love the photos, layout, recipes... just all of it. I will be back to visit again.

  2. Hi Christy - I'm so happy you found me! Thank you for your kind words. Please let me know what you try in your kitchen.


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