Cantaloupe Popsicles

  After a few unusually wet days here in northern California summer has returned.  You’ve heard me blah, blah, blah about what a dry winter season we had this year so I won’t drone on.  I will say, though, that I didn’t mind the dampness and overcast skies at all.  I made a big pot […]

Pineapple Sorbet

  My husband has just returned from his annual camping trip with the boys.  They spent almost 10 days in the arid region of northern Nevada trying to catch the very narrow window of good weather between bitter cold and scorching heat.  I have joined him on this camping trip in the past (I’ve shared […]

Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet

  There is one part of me that feels a sorbet post is a bit premature–spring has not officially arrived yet, after all.  Early morning and evening breezes still have a crispness to them, not quite eliminating the need to carry a scarf everywhere I go.  My car is littered with them for daytime temperatures […]

Papaya-Carrot Sorbet

  Just a quick post today.  Three of my nieces and nephews are in town for a visit and we’ve got lots of activities to check off the list.  Today, we’re off to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk for some attractions and even some beach time.  My days are short when I have my sisters’ children […]

Lychee-Coconut Sorbet

  When I returned from a foodie event last night, the first question I posed to my husband was if he had any of the lychee sorbet I had made earlier.  Without hesitation he replied, “I did. It was gooood. I had lots of it.”  The meager portion remaining of the originally 3 1/2 cups […]

A Must-Try Chocolate Sorbet and Some Awards

  I am interrupting my regularly-scheduled blog posts because I want to share this with you.  Because I’m thinking you might want to see something refreshing and sweet instead of a practical dish that we’re all wont to prepare on Monday nights.  Because I am feeling extremely thankful for my imperfect life and a chicken […]

Cantaloupe Sorbet

So I’m playing mommy to four kids for the next few days.  This is one of the highlights of summer for me since I get to spend quality time with four of my nieces and nephews.  There never seems to be enough time to do everything on the list but Christian (18), JC (15), Isabella […]