Aug 29, 2014

End of Summer Peach Sorbet

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Peach season here is pretty much over, along with the month of August.  So to celebrate the last of the peaches, and August I made this peach sorbet today.


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All you need is a bunch of peaches.


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Some fruit juice, I used lemonade and strawberry concentrate.


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Ice. I don’t really recommend that you try to stack your ice cubes into a pyramid just for a photo


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..because, Yeah, that’s why. When the ice starts to melt it made the cubes all slippery and they immediately fell over.


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Then stuff the peaches into the blender. I had to force mine a little.


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Add lemonade concentrate,


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and strawberry.


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add ice and blend until smooth.


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Pour into a pan.


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Freeze until somewhat firm.


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When it’s somewhat firm scrape or stir any frozen chunks. 


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Scoop into dishes and serve.


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Yeah, it’s that good.


End of Summer Peach Sorbet


5 peaches

5 oz. lemonade concentrate

3 oz. strawberry juice concentrate

4 cups of ice


Toss all in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into pan and freeze until somewhat firm. Scrape with a fork to break up any frozen chunks. Scoop into dishes and serve.

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Aug 25, 2014

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

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Here it is!

Super easy chocolate desert from my new favorite cook book.


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In a food processor place melted chocolate, ricotta, brown sugar and cinnamon.


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Blend until smooth. It won’t take long.


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Spoon into dishes.


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Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or Greek yogurt and mini chocolate chips like I did.


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Then see if it’s any good.


Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

From Erin Gleason’s Cook book The Forest Feast


4 oz chocolate melted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

2 cups ricotta


Blend everything in a food processor then spoon into dishes and chill.

Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or Greek yogurt and mini chocolate chips like I did.

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Aug 22, 2014

The Forest Feast cookbook

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#kitchencandy alert! Yes, I just got my hands on a new cookbook with beautiful photos and mouthwatering food styling inspiration!!!


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I opened Erin Gleason’s book up and just flipped through the pages.  It was love at first sight.


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I love how here recipes are laid out!


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Yeah, I’d eat that.


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Oo, that looks good too.


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This too.


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Oh purple potatoes, now I need some.


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This would be good with cheese I’m sure.


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Yes, strawberries!


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Apple season will be here before you know it.


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Hold on, I can make this now! I have all the ingredients in the house.  Talk to you later, I’m off to make a mess with chocolate so I can lick the spatula.


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The photos were so captivating that I never did find out who the photographer was or who the food stylist was.

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Aug 19, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

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I like the basil lemonade so much that I tried Strawberry lemonade too!

…And it’s all gone.


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Fresh or frozen strawberries work, I only had frozen.


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Fresh squeezed lemon juice with some lemon zest if you like lemon zest.


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Toss it all into a blender along with  water, honey to taste.


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Add ice cubes and blend until strawberries are smooth.



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Serve garnished with lemon slices.


Strawberry Lemonade


1 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup honey (add more or less if you like it sweeter or tart)

1 cup water

2 cups ice cubes


Blend together. Taste. Adjust to your liking. Serve.

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Aug 13, 2014

Tree trimming

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I woke up one morning and thought I heard something out by the road. So I grabbed my camera and went out to look.


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This is what I saw.


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I wanted to get some photos of them actually trimming trees but they went off into the woods in the thick poison ivy and there was no way I was going to walk into that in shorts and sandals!!!

Maybe another time I can get the rest of the story photos.

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Aug 7, 2014

Wild Blueberries at Whigg Meadow

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Whigg Meadow is is on the Tennessee North Carolina line accessed by the mud gap trail, Benton MacKaye trail or a long winding forest road.

Some people were  there seriously picking berries but I just ate all the berries I picked.


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