Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morningWinnie the  Pooh, by A.A. Milne.

I love to cook, but I also like “little somethings” that take only a few minutes but taste like an hour’s work.  This little recipe, if it can be dignified by that name, is more along the lines of eating golden sunshine with a spice-edged kick.  The deliciousness of eating it is in inverse proportion to the effort it takes to make it.  I provided the initial ingredients and our younger daughter combined them.  My best friend (visiting for the week) and my husband (best friend of the male persuation), confirmed the deliciousness the last four evenings in a row!!

A Peachy Little Something

For each person:

Take one ripe peach, peel and cut into slices.
Place 2-3 Trader Joe’s Bistro Biscuits (crisp caramelized biscuits with a touch of cinnamon) or other crisp cookie of            choice (preferably gingery or cinnamon-y) on a plate.
Arrange the peach slices attractively on the plate.
To gild the lily, add a piece of dark chocolate to the plate.
Eat and enjoy.

Alternatively, peel and slice the peaches. Slap them on cookie halves and eat out of hand. Eat the chocolate whenever the fancy suits you.

#1 is attractive enough to use for a dessert if you have company.
#2 may not be particularly attractive, but it is mighty tasty!
If the cookie and chocolate are vegan, so is the dessert.

Bonus recipe:

A Figgy Little Something

This another difficult recipe that some of you may have tried.  Take ripe figs, cut off stem and slice in half.  Wrap each with a slice of proscuitto.  Try to eat slowly.

To gild this lily:  drizzle with some honey OR grill the fig lightly on the grill, wrap and drizzle with honey OR try grilling the wrapped fig (good luck with that) and drizzle with honey.

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, omit the proscuitto and feel free to try any of the gildings.  If the figs are fresh and good, you won’t miss it at all.


Rejoice in the abundance of summer and eat often while fruits are in season.  When they aren’t, hold the memory until the next year.  Don’t try any of these with inferior ingredients.  Mangia!!

  1. There’s nothing that tastes better than a fresh tree-ripe local peach! I gorge on them when they’re available, and then wait eleven months for them to come back. Mmm, peaches 🙂

  2. billgncs says:

    figs, wine, and you… the perfect evening!

  3. Doggy's Style says:

    I’m pigging out on cherries and mangoes now

    • Yum! We eaten quite a few cherries recently but not many mangoes. The strawberries were wonderful, but they don’t last long enough for me. We’re still getting amazing raspberries at the farmer’s market.

  4. Somer says:

    That’s my favorite kind of snack, and love that it involves chocolate!

  5. This sounds delicious! I have to go to Trader Joe’s now! 🙂