Pretty Pretty Plums
Tart and sweet, juicy colorful plums are truly a summer treasure. Few fruits taste as delicious out of hand as they do out of the oven as the plum. Plums are just as perfect in a cocktail, as they are roasted on flatbread with burrata cheese. Or simply roasted whole to eat with yogurt or ice cream.
Here’s an “oldie but goodie” collection of plum recipes from the now-defunct Saveur Magazine. I can tell you that the Plum-Basil Gin Fizz is a favorite at our house on July nights on the patio as is this ridiculously easy plum tart plucked from the Joy of Cooking circa 1963.
Brooklyn Biscuit is back this week with their crazy assortment of sweet and savory biscuits and that decadent egg and bacon sandwich called the Riley, named for the gregarious farmer from Stone & Thistle who provides the eggs and bacon.
Sweet Hearth Baked Goods is back with her painterly cupcakes, brownies and French macarons, all gluten-free. If you haven’t tried her Roots & Seeds granola made with dried vegetables, and are looking for a new addiction, pick up a bag this weekend.
Pascale Le Draoulec
food writer/ farmer’s market director
author: “American Pie:Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads” (HarperCollins)