La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grilled Nectarine with Quark (50 cal) - 5:2

It's quite simple really. You've just had about enough of going passed the fruit bowl and pick out a bunch of grapes, a nectarine or an apple to munch on.  It's ok, fruit is good. But sometimes you want something that is just a litlle bit sweeter. A bar of chocolate maybe ?
If you are like me, at a certain stage in your life that you need to be a bit more careful with what you put in your mouth, you can always go for this option.
  • take one non stick frying pan or a griddle pan and put it on the hob (fire underneath obviously)
  • grab a nectarine (or a peach), wash it, dry it, hack it in half and remove the stone 
  • place the cut side down in your hot pan and let it caramelise for a minute or so
  • turn and repeat (not easy on the round side, but you'll be ok)
  • now bring out your most favourite dessert bowl and transfer the nectarines from the pan, flat side up
  • dollop a tsp of quark on each half (you can also use sour cream)
  • eat and savour the sweet, sweet delight.
  • you've got to agree, it tastes even better eaten from you most favourite dessert bowl
Patricia xxx...

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