One of the blogs I follow, MarthaAndMe, proposed a challenge. Every Monday she and her community of fellow Martha Stewart readers and bloggers will do a project or make a recipe. I expect it will be a fun way to connect with others who are trying out Martha Stewart's ideas and a great way to compare notes on each project.
This Monday we embarked on our project by making Grilled Vanilla Peaches from the August issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. It was a really simple recipe. I halved mine since I knew only my husband and I were going to eat it. Also I used mostly white peaches since that was what my farmers' market had available so the color wasn't as vibrant as it could have been. The recipe called for peaches to be halved and peeled and tossed with lemon juice and oil. Then they are placed in a packet and brushed with a mixture of brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. I was lazy and just dumped all the ingredients together and tossed them together. Then the peaches were folded into a foil packet and grilled for 15 minutes. I think they came out quite tasty. The flavor was delicious and perfect with vanilla ice cream. Sort of like peach pie without the crust. My only complaint is that the juices were somewhat runny. I would have liked the juice to be a little more syrupy. I wonder if I could add some flour or cornstarch to the peaches to thicken it and make it more saucy. This is definitely a recipe to make again.