So the nectarines above are just perfect, and, surprise! they’re from Trader Joe’s! The rainier cherries I got today on a Jackson and Stockton produce market in Chinatown for a dollar. The produce there is amazing; star fruits, lychees, chinese broccoli, big peaches and more nectarines. If you can get out there between 9 and 4, that is.
So last month was an official nectarine month from the CDC. I have to share my favorite nectarine recipe: nectarine tart. It’s super easy. You buy marzipan and a pre-made pie shell. Bake the shell, soften the marzipan, squish it on the bottom, slice nectarines decoratively, put on top, put a little bit of current jelly (melted) along the top and then bake it really quick until nectarines are soft. Yum! Serve with vanilla ice cream. The nectarines are tart, the marzipan adds a nutty taste, etc. Lactose-free, just no ice cream.