I just laughed at his suggestion, as I still had no Valentine post in mind.
But then this morning, as soon as I saw snow flurries swirling down by the window, I thought of making a warm breakfast for my husband before he goes to work. A bowl of fruits sitting at my kitchen counter ignited a spark of inspiration. You see, over the weekend my husband and I were amused at how Chef Jacques Pepin's baked, grilled and caramelized fresh fruits in his TV show. Although I never grilled nor baked fresh fruits before, I thought that if a world renowned chef like Pepin did it, then it must be good. Instead of a warm bowl of oatmeal, I plated a warm bowl of freshly grilled fruits, topped with granola.
"This could be your Valentine post" my husband suggested. I had no intentions of posting this as such but I looked at the plate and before I could say something my husband chimed in:
"It's warm, it's sweet, this plate is like a love song!"
My husband usually will not make suggestions for my post, so I took a long look at what he said. All along I was looking for a Valentine's inspiration, but there it was infront of me. And the beauty of it was, it was effortless to create "a plate like a love song."
Grilled Fruits with Granola
1 pc. apple, sliced
1 pc grapefruit halved
1 pc. banana, sliced
1 cup granola
1/2 c lemon juice
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp agave
Heat griddle or pan. Once the fruits are sliced, soak in water to retain its juicy-ness. (Note, you could also use pears or any preferred hard fruit in season). Grill each side of the fruit for about a minute each. Arrange fruits on a the fruits i In a bowl mix agave syrup with lemon juice. Pour over grilled fruits. Add granola on top of the grilled fruits.
It's warm, sweet and yes it a love song in your mouth! Happy Valentine's day folks!