Archive for the ‘ Frozen Desserts ’

  • A few years back while in my old San Francisco stomping grounds, I got adventurous and tried some basil gelato. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but ended-up really liking it. Why does basil seem like a strange dessert ingredient to us when we are so accustomed to adding mint to so many desserts? Basil works in this sorbet…it really, really works. Combined with citrus it is the perfect refreshing dessert to top off [...]

  • Hi Everyone, Boy, do I have a special treat for you today!  This is one of my favorite drinks of all time.   Just look at the picture and I think you’ll see why. This is my healthy version of a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino.  It’s thick, creamy, sweet and tastes like a caramel dream.  The sprinkle of salt makes it all that much better!   I don’t understand why, but salt goes so well with caramel [...]

  • I typically try to shop for my produce at the farmers market, however I was unable to this week, so I headed over to Whole Foods Market yesterday to pick up some organic goodies. I actually clapped my hands with excitement (I am sure I looked like a fool) when I saw that they had persimmons. I can’t even explain how much I love persimmons…all varieties. I look forward to this time of year when [...]

  • Blueberries are one of my all time favorite foods. Juicy, sweet and colorful, the blueberry is a delicious fruit that lends itself to many culinary uses. I serve blueberries almost every day for my family. They’re great sprinkled on top of granola for breakfast, and a handful of blueberries thrown into a fresh fruit salad after lunch never goes amiss. I love to experiment by combining blueberries with other flavors when I’m cooking; and I [...]

  • Last month was National Ice Cream Month and I hope most of you got the opportunity to enjoy a special ice cream celebration. I certainly did, as did my friend June. Why would that be interesting? Well, we were both on holiday, thousands of miles apart, in very different countries — I was in France, whilst June was driving Route 66 taking in Chicago, St. Louis, Oklahoma, Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. When we got [...]

  •   The heat of summer is the perfect time for relaxed entertaining, and an ice cream social is an easy way to churn up some fun. With only one dish to prepare, you don’t have to move out of vacation mode to prepare a fussy meal. Just toss some bottled waters into a bucket of ice, set out napkins, and sweep the front porch. Then invite neighbors to take a break from walking the dog or mowing [...]