Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summertime and Strawberries

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Things have been a little crazy while we await the arrival of our son. Which by the way, I thought would have already happened. My due date is actually today, but Logan shows no signs of gracing us with his presence.

Anyway, you would think I would cook more now that I'm no longer at work, but in fact, the opposite is true. Don't get me wrong, I cook, but not much has been blog worthy. Until today. The temperature gauge at my house registered 102 by noon and there was no way this 9 month pregnant girl was venturing outside other than to water my plants. I needed a way to cool off and my thoughts immediately turned to a recipe I'd been hanging on to for quite some time. Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet. Relatively healthy and icy cold! Perfect!

It turned out icy and refreshing, but I think next time I'll stick with just strawberries. I love pineapple, but I guess when it comes right down to it, I'm a strawberry purist. It definitely looks the part of the perfect summertime dessert. Summertime and strawberries, the perfect combination!

Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet

1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 small can pineapple (drained of juices)
1 pinch salt

Put strawberries in a bowl with sugar. Cover and allow to sit for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Using blender, combine strawberries with their juices, pineapple and the pinch of salt. Puree. Refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour until puree is chilled. Place in ice-cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.

**I typed the recipe exactly as Amber posted it. I did things a little differently though. I used frozen strawberries because the price of fresh ones has skyrocketed around here. I let them thaw most of the way then just added them to the blender with the sugar and other ingredients. It didn't need to chill since the berries were partially frozen so I added it straight to the ice-cream maker. 25 minutes later, sorbet!


Syrie said...

Looks beautiful and so refreshing! I wish I had an ice-cream maker (and a pasta machine).

That Girl said...

Sending lots of labor vibes. Time to start eating that spicy food (is that a myth or do the doctors really tell you to do that?)

Jaime said...

Thanks! I've tried all the old wives tales including spicy food and none have worked so far. This is just one stubborn little boy. ;)

Emily said...

Never having had kids myself I can't give you any advice about being over due but I do send you the best of luck. My mum was 29 days over due with my brother. She was thrilled when he was born and he seems to have turned out OK. I would love to try this sorbet. I am a strawberry purist too so I think I will leave out the pineapple. Gook Luck with your little boy.

Veggie Mom said...

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Shelly said...

Wow, I was browsing the foodie blog roll tonight and came across your fantastic blog! This recipe looks delicous! We just picked around a gallon of strawberries this weekend so time to whip this up!

Veggie Mom said...

I absolutely LOVE Strawberries! I'm going to try this soon! BTW, I'm hosting a Giveaway, starting tomorrow--please drop on by!