In my fridge right now I have fresh strawberries, fresh peaches, the first watermelon of the summer, Washington cherries, and I juiced 2 grapefruits, peeled and section another half dozen, and then pitted some cherries and threw them all in container (I think cherries and grapefruit go so well together!).
It’s a glorious time of year. Every couple of hours I go to the fridge and pull out a tasty fresh fruit.
Yum. Maybe I’ll go get some cherries.
Buckling under such powerful temptation, must link it again.
When a friend of mine wants to lose the weight that he gains during vacation, he will live on fruit for breakfast and lunch, and then have a regular dinner
It works for him
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Sounds yummy and healthy ?
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
You reminded me of this gem
New England fruit comes late. We’re just in strawberries now (they’re magnificent). The other berries will follow, then the tree fruits.
I bought an ice-cream maker a couple of months ago, and have been enjoying farmers-market-fruit sorbets of various sorts. Very much worth it.
Recipe (courtesy of NYT Cooking):
2 pounds strawberries, wash and remove stems
2 cups sugar
(easy to remember…)
Chop up one lemon, rind and all; juice the other one. Combine both lemons with the sugar in a food processor, pulse until smooth. Pour into a large bowl.
Put strawberries in food processor, puree until smooth. Pour through mesh strainer into the bowl with the lemon mix. Stir to combine.
Pour into ice cream maker, run machine as normal. Enjoy. Simple, but with good strawberries it’s really really good.
I pitted two pounds of sweet cherries, mixed them with tapioca starch, lemon juice, a shot of almond flavoring, and a cup of sugar, and made an oatmeal-brown sugar-butter crumble, and served it with cinnamon ice cream.
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@dmsilev: Which one? Two of my Cuisinart ice-cream makers have died on me.
@schrodingers_cat: you can also use a high powered blender with prefrozen cubes of mix and a little highly chilled but unfrozen mix, briefly until smooth. I think the Times covered Cuisinart sorbet, too.
Whynter ICM-15LS (Amazon link). Has good reviews, and at least for the short time that I’ve owned it has performed quite well. It’s one of the compressor-type models. Plus side is that you don’t have to pre-cool a bowl or whatever. Minuses are that it’s more expensive and also reasonably heavy to hoist out of the cabinet when I want to use it.
Put this in wrong thread; fits better in a more freewheeling venue.
Now that’s enough of a coincidence to have elicited a chuckle. Now Playing listing for the three channels* I’ve marked as favorites on a streaming service just switched over to is showing these items, in this order:
The Outlaw — The Rachel Maddow Show — Messiah of Evil
*In case anyone gives a hoot, TCM, MSNBC and Film Detective
You’ll be pooping like a champion!
The black raspberries are glorious this year!
Going to the store and seeing the watermelons, nectarines, plums, and peaches show up after a winter of apples, bananas, and more apples is like being let out of fruit jail!
Experimented with the recipe for a loaf of cakey bread in the super duper bread machine. This time used vanilla cake mix rather than the yellow cake mix recommended by the place where I found the recipe (cake mix replaces a fraction of the usual amount of flour). Doctored it up with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and a cup of raisins.
It’s really good.
Bought some Washington cherries myself today. I went to Whole Paycheck to splurge on some tomahawk steaks and couldn’t resist the cherries they were so gorgeous. Steaks on the menu for tomorrow or Sunday, can’t decide.
Trivia: Country with the highest per capita consumption of bananas?
I would never have guessed that.
@NotMax: Herbie goes bananas. Herbie is a VW bug. Checks out
@schrodingers_cat: My Indian neighbors up the street are doing fireworks tonight.
Is this an Indian holiday I don’t know about, or an early 4th of July.? My pets are freaked. They have no pets.
We live in the heart of the Okanagan, so we just drive a ways and buy cherries by the side of the road. Fresh. However, it’s going to be about 40C/104F for about a week by the look of it. 34C/93F to warm us up to it today.
I’m so sad that I’ll probably never be able to eat grapefruit again because it interferes with multiple medications I’m on. Still, I have cut watermelon and apples downstairs, plus peacher in the freezer.
And! We now have a small Cuisinart blender that doesn’t take up too much counter space. I’ve been experimenting with smoothies and having fun.
There’s apparently a correlation between eating fruit, and happiness…
I am so jealous, Cole. Sounds glorious??