WHAT’S UP • SONOMA COUNTY UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • August 2020 • Pg 13 JOKES & Humor #5


Caramelized Peaches and Ice Cream

by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams ~

DIRECTIONS: Adjust the oven rack to 5

inches from the broiling el- ement and turn the oven on broil. Drop the peaches in a

saucepan of boiling water and boil for 30 seconds to loosen their skins. Remove the peaches from the pan and gently remove their skins. Cut the peaches in half and discard the pits. Arrange the peach halves

in a small baking pan in a single layer. In a small cup, mix the

sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the peach halves. Broil the peaches until

Sonoma County, CA. ~ As this pandemic enters it’s fifth month, I hope you and your family are well. As of this writing, our family has fortunately re- mained healthy but like many of you, we have not been able to visit our chil- dren or grandchildren as they are spread across the country from Portland to Minneapolis. What has brought us great

joy and kept us somewhat sane during this stressful time has been gardening and cooking. And what better time and place to do that than in Northern Cali- fornia during late summer when fruits and vegetables

are plentiful in our gardens and markets? Speaking of summer

fruits, what’s better than a ripe California peach? It’s hard to beat just biting into one but if you want to enjoy a very elegant des- sert with little effort, here’s something to try. Creamy ice cream on a warm, car- amelized peach combined with the crunch of sliced almonds will delight all of your senses and bring a smile to your face – and who doesn’t need that right now? Make sure you use

peaches that are ripe enough to easily separate in half.

“When you allow your instincts, passion, and thinking ability to guide you, the world tends to become a place where you make your own rules

and do things as per your wishes.” Dr Prem Jagyasi

“You have the ability to choose your reactions.” ~ Steve Maraboli UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • August 2020 • Pg 13

INGREDIENTS 2 large ripe peaches (6 to 8 ounces each) 4 teaspoons organic cane sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon 4 scoops non-dairy vanilla ice cream 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

their topping caramelizes, 4 to 6 minutes. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn. Remove from the oven and place 1 peach half in each of 4 small, shallow serv- ing bowls. Place a scoop of the ice cream on each peach half. Sprinkle each with a half tablespoon of sliced almonds and serve immediately.

Mrs. Golden was shopping at a produce stand in her neighborhood. She approached the vendor and asked, “How much are these oranges?”

“Fifteen cents,” answered the vendor.

“Two for a quarter,” answered the vendor. “How much is just one?” she asked.

“Then I’ll take the other one,” said Mrs. Golden.


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