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: ¬†6 Cups Prep: 20 minutes Stand: About 1 Hour Freeze: Overnight Ingredients: 1 pound fresh strawberries, chopped 1 pound fresh blackberries 2 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups dry red wine 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt Whipped cream Black pepper (optional) Ground cinnamon (optional) Method: –In a large saucepan combine the first eight ingredients (through the salt). ¬†Cook and stir over medium-high heat until fruit softens and sugar is dissolved. –Remove from heat; let mixture cool to room temperature. ¬†Remove ginger slices; discard. –Working in batches, transfer wine mixture to a blender. ¬†Cover and blend until smooth. ¬†Strain wine mixture to remove seeds. Transfer blended (seed free) mixture to a 13 x 9-inch dish or pan. ¬†Cover and freeze overnight. –When ready to serve, scoop sorbet into wine glasses. ¬†Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with black pepper or cinnamon, if desired. Nutrition Facts: (Red Wine Sorbet) Per serving: 208 kcal, 3 g fat, 8 mg chol., 102 mg sodium, 41 g carb., 3 g fiber, 38 g […]

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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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Tuesday Tunes: My Favorite Things

¬†I recently read an article on holiday entertaining. ¬†It suggested having a “Favorite Things” party, where everyone brings and shares a favorite item with the other partygoers. ¬†The gifts¬†don’t have to be expensive– just something you really love: a simple kitchen gadget, a fun nail polish, or a special tea. ¬†Well, since my December is already fairly busy, I won’t […]

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