Do you every have those days when you plan on making something and it does not come out the way you envisioned it? I do. Quite frequently in fact. It just teaches me that not everything can be a complete success but it doesn't have to mean failure. It could also turn into something delicious.
In this never ending heat one of the things that never fails to brings me joy is ice cream. I love it! I was thinking about what I could make to put on top of it to make it that much better. And then it came to me......Grilled Fruit! I saw Giada make it on Food Network and she made it look so easy. Just because it looks easy doesn't mean it will turn out that way.
The fruit was not very cooperative. I used nectarines and plums for grilling. The plums were fine, nectarines were another story. The problem was they were not quite ripe. When I tried to halve then they kept on breaking into little pieces. I know...it stunk. Therefore I had to think of something else I could do with the fruit.
It came to me after a few minutes of huffing and puffing. Why not cut the fruit into pieces and cook it and use it for a topping. It would be almost like grilling but not. Sometimes you just have to go with it. I cut the fruit into pieces and put about 2 T of sugar and let it sit for about and hour. It created a nice syrup. I then put a T spoon of agave nectar into the fruit and cooked the fruit on the stove at medium heat until it came to a boil and the syrup thickened.
See something good can come out of something that could have been bad.
I hope you are having a great day.