I’ve put away my beach hat, but peaches remain on the counter, fat, ripe and gasping the final breaths of a Michigan summer.
Sorbets are so simple to make, I’ve been using my sorbet machine throughout the year. I’ve a half-empty bottle of Limoncello, a marvelous Italian lemon liqueur typically served as an after-dinner drink. Peach sorbets often are made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, but the Limoncello inspired the modification.
When selecting peaches, choose those without bruises. The base color differs according to variety, but avoid peaches with any green coloration, indicating they were picked early and won’t ripen properly; their peachy aroma and soft-to-the touch feel will tell you when they are ready to be enjoyed.
The thin Bordeaux Pepperidge Farm Cookies were a great, time-saving complement – but any thin butter cookie would be delicious.
Today’s Wednesday–8 days before Thanksgiving; 4 days before my kids, et al, come to celebrate our early-bird feast. There’s several inches of white stuff on the ground, school’s out and some neighborhood kids just made a snowman. It’s leering at me from across the street. Wipe that silly grin off your face before I knock … Full recipe post »
On our flight from Christchurch to Queensland, Australia, the passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 weighed heavy on our minds, particularly when traversing such a large expanse of sea. Skimming above the Great Barrier Reef making our decent into Cairns (the gateway to reef exploration) – a collective sigh was audible. Awe, certainly, of … Full recipe post »
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