- Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 9pm
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Kitchen: Peter's Apartment
- Fellow Chefs: Ana, Craig, and Peter
- Recipe Rating: B
Peter and I picked this one for dessert last week for the simple reason that it sounded good. This dessert wasn't bad, but none of us really loved it either. My major complaint was that it was just too sweet. The roasting really brought out the sweetness of the nectarines, and the caramel sauce was extremely sweet. Put together, it was a little cloying. The lemon juice didn't provide enough acidity to balance it out. All the flavors were good though, and I certainly ate it. I just wouldn't make it again.
I am sitting in front of my air conditioner, still sweaty from the gym, eating cottage cheese and Runts (not mixed together!) and I am just happy. Candy does make me happy, but I think it was actually the song on the radio that really made me smile. The radio station played one of my ex-boyfriend songs: a song that is so linked to my memories of an old relationship that I can't help but think of that person when I hear it. That kind of song always makes me smile. At the end of any relationship I buy the music that I most associate with that person. I think it's a lovely way to remember someone, and the time that you shared together. And strangely, those songs never make me sad, or upset, they just remind me of everything that was great about the relationship. When I listen to the music, I feel thankful for the memories. My first real boyfriend when I was 16 years old used to play Sarah McLachlon when we hung out. He and I are good friends still, and whenever I play my old Sarah McLachlon CDs I remember being 16 and stumbling my way through my first relationship. I think it's a good sign that I have so many positive memories of my old boyfriends...