All Things Foodie

Stone Fruits

I have been obsessed with stone fruits lately. The fruits that are part of the stone fruit family are peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. They commonly are referred to as “stone fruits” because the seed is very large and hard.

Stone fruits have many benefits. They contain Vitamin C which helps the body form collagen—the main protein in connective tissue—in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It also helps to increase iron absorption. They have lots of potassium, which is key for proper nerve and muscle function. They help to strenghten your bones due to the vitamin K they contain. All stone fruits contain lots of fiber in their skin to help keep you regular and fight bloat.

I really enjoy the sweetness of the fruit and often cut them up and have them for breakfast or a snack. I also use them as toppings on yogurt, cottage cheese, cereal, and on pancakes. They are also a good on-the-go snack as they just need to be rinsed and are ready to eat.

The colors of these fruits are so beautiful and are sure to brighten your day!

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Ghirardelli Ice Cream Sundae

When I go to San Francisco I must always get a Ghirardelli ice cream sundae if I can. I twist my friend’s arms, well I don’t have to twist that hard, to take me when I come to visit them in the city.

I wait in line, which goes pretty quickly, and promptly order my sundae with both hot fudge and caramel. I get several scoops of vanilla ice cream, topped with the two sauces, freshly whipped cream, and a cherry and chocolate square on top. The presentation alone is worth the wait, but the taste is out of this world.

The cold ice cream, slightly melting, swirled with the hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream is what I envision the clouds in heaven taste like. Sweet and so utterly delightful. Haha…no pun intended.

If you haven’t tried one of their sundaes, I promise you will absolutely adore them when you do. It is such a fun spot for a date, a family outting, or a day all to yourself, spurging on all the calories that wonderfully make up this blissful treat.

Ghirardelli has many locations, but the original one is San Francisco is my favorite.

900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Hours: Sunday- Thursday 9am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-12 midnight (ice cream fountain opens at 10am)

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