Happy Summer!

imagesCA2KOB5DToday, June 21st is the official first day of summer. If you live in the South like me, it’s been hot for a while. Take a few moments today, go outside, turn your face up to the sun and breathe deeply.

What do you like to do in the summer? Movies, read more, spend lazy days by the pool?

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Happy Summer!


More Sorbet

untitled (4)I love summertime. It’s hot, you can go to the pool, wear cute shorts and best of all, sorbet tastes wonderful!

Here’s a super easy recipe to make your own.  I used greek yogurt but you can use low-fat flavored yogurt if you prefer. This example uses blackberries but if they aren’t your favorite, substitute with your favorite fruit. This is my go-to sorbet and I make it with all fruits – pineapple, kiwi, cherry, peach, cherry, raspberry, etc.

Blackberry Blast Sorbet
1 lb pkg frozen blackberries (use fresh when they are in season if you can get them)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. greek yogurt (I like Fage brand)
Directions: mix in food processor until smooth, freeze and enjoy!images (10)

Happy Summer!

Watermelon Sorbet

untitled (6)Summer is the perfect time of year for lighter fare. I don’t know about you but I don’t want a hot meal when it’s hot out. And baby, here in North Carolina, it’s hot and humid! Sorbet is a favorite summer refresher. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits sooo, put them together in sorbet!untitled (2)

Watermelon Sorbet
make a simple syrup – half sugar, half water
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
bring to a boil
Add a tbsp. of fresh-squeezed lime juice or throw a slice of lime and simmer for a minute
Let cool, remove lime slice
Cut up watermelon into chunks. You’ll need about 8 cups.
Throw it all in the food processor and process until smooth.
Pour in rectangular backing dish and freeze about 4 hours, stir every hour. When frozen, pop it back in the food processor in batches and pulse. Serve and sigh in pleasure!

images (8)Enjoy!