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August 24, 2005|By Liz Atwood | Liz Atwood,SUN FOOD EDITOR

Peachy Delight

Summer is on the wane, but it isn't too late to take advantage of the season's fruit in this grilled-peach recipe from McCormick & Co.

Gently toss 2 cups of raspberries with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Set aside. Mix 1/4 cup of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla in a bowl. Add 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted, and toss gently to coat well.

Fold the edges of a piece of heavy-duty foil to form a shallow baking pan. Place on a grill over medium heat. Arrange peaches, cut side down, on foil. Grill peaches about 6 to 8 minutes or until brown and caramelized around the edges, turning once. To serve, place 2 peach halves on each dessert plate. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and berry mixture. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Per serving: 348 calories; 4 grams protein; 19 grams fat; 12 grams saturated fat; 43 grams carbohydrate; 6 grams fiber; 59 milligrams cholesterol; 137 milligrams sodium

Beefed-up snack chips

The low-carb diet fad might not be as popular as it once was, but a Seattle sausage company is betting Americans are ready for beef jerky chips.

Oh Boy! Oberto Beef Jerky Crisps are oven-roasted lean beef snacks that have the thin, crispy texture of a potato chip. A 1-ounce serving contains 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of transfat and 13 grams of protein.

The crisps are available in three flavors, including Original, Sweet Mesquite and Smokey BBQ.

They will be available nationwide starting next month and have a suggested retail price of $3.49 for a 2.2-ounce package.

A cap to count on

The makers of Crisco have come up with an innovation that saves time and effort in the kitchen -- a cap that serves as a measuring cup.

Available on 64-ounce bottles of Crisco pure vegetable oil, corn oil and canola oil, the cap eliminates the need to use other liquid measuring cups or tablespoons by providing the most popular cooking measurements -- 1 tablespoon, 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup. After each use, the cap goes back onto the bottle, so there is no need to clean oily measuring cups.

The bottles are available in grocery stores for approximately $3.95.

Longing for licorice?

Licorice lovers can satisfy their cravings with candy from around the world through the Licorice Exchange.

The company offers 75 different kinds of licorice from eight different countries. Varieties include chunky, strawberry kookaburra from Australia; white candy pearls from France; piped-shaped licorice from Finland; salty licorice from Holland; and sugar-free varieties.

For more information or to order, visit www.licoriceexchange.com or call 888-337-5199.

-- Nichole Wright

EVENT

Learn to make dessert pastas at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at For the Love of Food, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown. $60. Call 410-833-5579 or 443-865-0630 or visit www.forthe loveoffood.com.

The Dish welcomes food news and notes. Send to The Dish, Attn.: Liz Atwood, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; e-mail food@baltsun.com.

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