Berry and Red Wine Sorbet

A wonderful combination of berries and red wine, this easy and elegant sorbet has aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler and strawberry preserves. ¬†So refreshing, it’s the perfect light ending to any holiday meal. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover wine. ūüėČ   Berry and Red Wine Sorbet: *Use organic ingredients whenever possible. Makes: 12 Servings Makes: […]

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A Summer Fling

I’d like to start with the fact that I don’t normally get emotionally involved or gush over dessert. ¬†Yes. ¬†I enjoy decadent treats in moderation: a piece of Victoria sponge or chocolate cake on occasion. ¬†I don’t, however, just lose¬†my mind over sweet things…….until last week. It started out innocently enough. ¬†My dad is a fine gardener and always has a bounty of vegetables to share with friends and family. ¬†Every summer, he sends my in-laws squash, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, etc. from his garden; and, in an act of reciprocity, my mother-in-law bakes bread or makes a special treat for my parents. ¬†About a week ago, after receiving an installment of vegetables from Dad, my mother-in-law sent my parents fresh berries with a homemade “cream” topping. ¬†Bless her heart, she even sent some for us. Of course, Farmguy and I had no inkling this wasn’t any normal berry and cream combination. ¬†After dinner, we dished out some berries and dollaped the “cream” on top and proceeded to enjoy our desserts. ¬†After one bite, I exclaimed, “Oh my gosh–This. Is. SO.¬†Good!! ¬†It’s not like any cream I’ve ever had! We’ve got to get the recipe from your mother!” ¬†The next day, I called Farmguy’s mom to thank her for this unexpected treat and to get the recipe. ¬†I went on and on about how much we enjoyed it, and how it was the best thing EVER. ¬†The memory is blurry now, […]

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Tuesday Tunes: Melt With You

  Basilica di San Lorenzo Chapel of the Princes Florence, Italy   It’s summertime, and the living is….well, HOT! ¬†Hot enough to melt! The temperatures have been soaring into the 90 degree F. range not only in the Southern United States but in many other places as well. ¬†So, the idea (or at least the memory) of something cold and […]

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A Summer Fling

Originally posted on fourth generation farmgirl:
I’d like to start with the fact that I don’t normally get emotionally involved or gush over dessert. ¬†Yes. ¬†I enjoy decadent treats in moderation: a piece of Victoria sponge or chocolate cake on occasion. ¬†I don’t, however, just lose¬†my mind over sweet things…….until last week. It started out innocently enough. ¬†My dad is…

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Tuesday Tunes: Life’s a Bowl of Cherries….Not Really, But That’s Okay.

Life isn’t perfect. ¬†It’s not supposed to be. ¬†It’s supposed to be REAL: ¬†a messy “learning lab” of experiences, mistakes, and practicing our ability to reflect on all of it—hopefully cultivating a positive outlook. ¬†An outlook that creates a meaningful, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind life. ¬†A life we can share by loving and uplifting others…..and, ultimately, ourselves. So, here’s the thing: […]

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A Summer Fling

I’d like to start with the fact that I don’t normally get emotionally involved or gush over dessert. ¬†Yes. ¬†I enjoy decadent treats in moderation: a piece of Victoria sponge or chocolate cake on occasion. ¬†I don’t, however, just lose¬†my mind over sweet things…….until last week. It started out innocently enough. ¬†My dad is a fine gardener and always has […]

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