Recipe for the summer


As most of you will know, this weekend is The Elvis Weekend in Collingwood, so it seems only appropriate to share his favourite recipe;

Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches!!!!

(What was his cause of death????….it couldn’t surely have been anything to do with his diet???)

I have never made a Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches….but if I was going to, then I think I would do it like French Toast.

Take2 slices of whole wheat bread (lets at least add some fiber)

Spread one side with a little crunchy peanut butter, then add sliced banana

Close with the other slice of bread….making a sandwich

Next beat an egg and a little milk together with some cinnamon.

Dip the sandwich in the egg mixture and then fry in a small amount of melted butter.

Turn and fry both sides until golden. Cut the sandwich in half, dust with icing sugar and serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Elvis… does that sound????

Now you are probably thinking that this is a cheat and that I’m not going to include a “proper recipe”….well my problem is I don’t know what to chose. The garden is so full of fresh produce that simply finding one recipe is proving impossible.

I should mention at this point, that for any of you who live in the Collingwood area and would like to do some preserving….then do call and we can arrange something. I have already made a number of jams and will be starting chutney’s, relishes and sauces soon. Not to mention freezing strawberries and raspberries. Later in the summer I will be doing sun-dried tomatoes in rosemary olive oil. All these items make great hostess gifts.

But I digress….Last evening we had a simple and delicious desert using the first of the Niagara Peaches (I wait all year for these peaches and then feast on them until they have gone).  So I thought I would share the recipe…

Roasted Peaches with Amoretti Biscuits

4                      ripe Ontario peaches

1 oz                 softened butter

2 tbsp             brown sugar

2 tbsp             rum or amaretto (or a little more!!!)

Pinch              cinnamon

6                      Amoretti biscuits, crushed (you could use ginger cookies)

2 tbsp             flaked almonds


1 Preheat an oven to 375*f

2 Crush the Amoretti biscuits and the almonds together and add the cinnamon.

3 Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones.

4 Arrange in a shallow dish (not too big otherwise you lose all the juices) skin side down.

5 Dot each peach with a little butter (in the hollow where the stone came from)

6 Next sprinkle with a little brown sugar

7 Then sprinkle with the alcohol (a little extra never hurt!!!)

8 Finally top with the cookie/almond mixture

9 Place in the oven and roast uncovered for 20-30 minutes until golden.

10Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped mascarpone cream cheese

These are so good and really only take 10 minutes to make

Enjoy both the recipes and the Elvis festivities this weekend

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