September 20, 2010 by Dana
I am not going to ask you to vote for my Project Food Blog entry. Nope. I’m not going to beg you or plead with you. I’m not going to get down on my knees and ask you to vote for me please, pretty please, with a cherry on top. I’m just not. Because I know how the world works.
I may be young, but I get it. I know that no matter how much you wish, hope, or dream, nothing in life is free. Anything worthwhile takes a lot of hard work. It takes dedication, it takes time, and it takes patience.
Or it takes a good bribe.
So today, I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. I propose this bribe trade. You vote for me, and in return, I’ll share this delicious, healthy, and super easy recipe for Vanilla Poached Nectarines and Plums.
And because I am so trusting that you’re going to come through for me… I’ll give you my part first.
½ tsp of ground cinnamon
½ tsp of Vanilla extract
1 tbsp of honey
I found this recipe on Cook Clean and knew that I had to make it ASAP… literally! These types of fruit are not going to be in season much longer!
1. Cut the nectarines into quarters and the plums into halves. Discard the stones.
2. Fill a medium saucepan one third full of water, and add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and honey. After the honey has dissolved, add the nectarines and plums to the water and bring to a boil.
3. Once mixture is boiling, lower temperature to medium low and simmer. Remove the plums after 3 minutes and set to the side. Continue cooking nectarines for 7 to 10 minutes longer or until the fruit is tender.
4. Remove from heat and allow the fruit and syrup to cool before serving.
This recipe turned out great! It doesn’t sound like much, but the flavor of the vanilla and honey infuse the fruit for a really delicious dessert that is totally guilt free. Try it and see for yourself. But first, vote for me! Please? ;)