. . .
You probably thought I was gone – never to return. But I’m back. I spent a couple of days painting most of the main floor of the house here at the Cat Farm. Edgecomb Gray all over the place. Rosie Beaucoup helped (as in: did most of the work), and ebony has white trim paint in her whiskers and on the tip of her left ear. The house looks amazing. I, on the other hand, do not. I’m a train wreck. Also, I’m trying to make a major light fixture decision for our dining room. We’re not fancy people, but I picked up an awfully fancy chandelier-type deal for our dining room, and I’m wondering if we can live up to its expectations. The Quiznos subs we had for dinner last night suggest probably not, but the dancer in me says: hells yah.
On to more important things: dessert. I made this fruity sorbet for the 2nd Annual Cat Farm BBQ in July. It is lovely and fresh and tasty. You should probably make some. The thing about sorbets is that they are very refreshing and light on a hot, humid day. Plus, they seem more healthy than regular ice cream, so when it cools down in the evening you can eat a huge chocolate bar guilt-free.
This little ditty would be a great way to use up extra berries – maybe those raspberries that are sitting in a bag at the back of the freezer. Plus, blueberries are coming out in full force right now, and they are practically begging to be sorbeted. Yah. I made sorbet a verb.
. . .
(makes about 4 cups)
- 3 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries of your choice – I use 1 cup each of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- zest and juice of one lemon
Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan set over medium high heat, and bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool completely. Place the berry mixture in the bowl of a food processor (or blender) and puree until smooth. Then strain the mixture through a fine mesh chinois (strainer). Process in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.