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Posts tagged ‘Sorbet’

Summer Break

Maybe it’s because of the “what I did on my summer vacation” essays, but summer always feels like a project.  You’re given 2-3 months to put together a set piece for future memories and expectations are high.  Even as an adult, fall blends into winter which blends into spring, but summer stands apart.  It’s hard not to spend Labor day weekend thinking about what I did or didn’t get to do.  It also marks my 100th post since I started writing this blog, though some days, I’ve felt like it’s been writing me.  Still, I love where it’s taken me, and I’m still hungry for more.  I wanted to end the season with fresh cava sorbet, a mix of Spanish sparkling wine, strawberries and oranges.  It seemed like the right palate cleanser to catch my breath, send off summer and start making plans for fall. Read more

Green Apple Guavas

I love guava in all its forms, but they can be a hard sell.  When I was in college and brought back guava pastries from home, I could see my friends’ initial enthusiasm for an authentic Cuban indulgence give way to politeness with the first taste.  Rich and sweet, they’re not for everyone.  That’s why I was excited to see a recipe for guava sorbet included in Kate Zuckerman’s The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle, one of my favorite dessert cookbooks.  I’d been looking for guavas all winter, but only found them a few weeks ago during a market tour in Chinatown.  Less fragrant than red or strawberry guavas, I almost passed them by.  Left to ripen for a few days, they made a refreshing sorbet, not at all too rich or sweet by any standard. Read more