Sunday, September 2, 2012
this ice cream maker this summer and it is so easy to use. I've mostly used it for sorbets, and when my mom gave me a huge bag of limes I knew lime sorbet was next. When I went to Peru a couple of years ago I was completely obsessed with their limonata. They put egg white in their limonata and it makes it so frothy and a little creamy. For the sorbet I tried to find a version with egg white and voila, here it is.
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 egg white
- 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg white with a whisk until foamy, about 10 seconds. Slowly beat in the hot sugar syrup. Continue to beat until the meringue cools down slightly. Add the lime juice. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
Note: The mixture will have foam on top, but it will incorporate into the sorbet, when it freezes.
Stir the chilled mixture, then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine. When finished, the sorbet will be soft, but ready to eat.
Note: For firmer sorbet, transer to a freezer-safe container, and freeze for at least 2 hours.
So tasty and smooth. Next time I will double it, because it didn't make very much. I've been thinking about how good this would be in a moscow mule, I think I'll have to try that soon.
I bought this beautiful suzani fabric on ebay about a year ago also found here and have been working up the nerve to attempt pillows ever since. Despite being enrolled in a home-ec class for several years I just have never really gotten sewing. I attempted following a tutorial about 2 weeks ago and ended up with a pillow case that was not even CLOSE! It was about half the size of the pillow, ridiculous. But when Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook posted a tutorial on how to make envelope pillows, I decided to try again. So easy! I ended up with 2 pillows that don't look homemade, which is awesome. So if you need a tutorial for pillows follow this one. If I can do it, anyone can (seriously).
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
|Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker|
|Minted Grapefruit Sorbet Recipe|
|Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe|
|Strawberry, Basil, & Balsamic Frozen Yogurt Recipe|
|Earl Grey Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe|
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Discovered this nifty tool the other day for the perfect bun. It works so well! My hair is rather thin but it still held in a bun all day and doesn't poke your head the way bobby pins do. You put in one spiral from the top of the bun and the other at the bottom and it holds so well.
Get it here or at Target, you won't regret it!