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Up Your Barbecue Game with Grilled Fruit

As summer comes to an end and we enter fall this might be something fun to try before you pack away the BBQ for the season.

Just about any fruit can go on the grill as long as they are fairly firm and not overripe. Peaches, melons, pineapple, pears, avocado, tomatoes, bananas, watermelon, and figs are just some of the fresh fruits that will hold their shape on the grill.

Cut fruit into large chunks, slices, and wheels to help it maintain its structure. Small fruits such as strawberries can go on skewers so you don't lose them to the flames.
Heat your grill to medium-high for at least 10 minutes, then scrape and oil the grates before laying down the fruit. Sparingly use a neutral-tasting oil that’s suitable for high heat, such as safflower oil.

Dusting the cut side of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit with granulated sugar before putting them on a hot, oiled grill keeps the rinds from sticking and gives the surface of the fruit a caramelized finish.

Leave it alone for a few minutes before checking for grill marks. The surface needs time to sear so it won’t stick. Some sticking may happen anyhow, but it will still taste fantastic.

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A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodel. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself with different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a seven-time recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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