Produce Report


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.

2 Comments so far

  1. Lauren (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

    I bought nectarines at TJ’s too and they were so good I ate them all in a little over 24 hours! They were perfectly ripe when I bought them, but not at all bruised, thanks to the abundant plastic packaging. I bought some netarines the next day at Safeway, and they weren’t nearly as good, they were bruised, and one I had to throw out this morning because it was rotting from the inside.

  2. anna (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    speaking of fruit:

    I know a good blackberry hideout- the other side of Fort Mason’s hill, the stairway that goes above the tunnel. They’ve got a few weeks on ’em.

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