Wednesday, 6 February 2013

All the Golden Light Mango Sorbet.

The sun is beating down, the grass crunches underfoot and the barbeque sizzles as it’s far too hot to cook in our little kitchen (hot box!). I shall always remember this summer as the one where the Meteorological Bureau had to invent a new colour to represent extreme heat in central Australia! Are there still people out there who don’t believe in climate change? Try bringing the temperature down with our favourite sorbet. 

Now’s the time to swing down to your local market and buy by the box full, no matter how much it makes it won’t last long. Here are some of our favourite combo’s; mango, mango strawberry, strawberry and nectarines, blueberries and watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries. When all this lovely fruit is in season at it’s sweetest you hardly need to add much to it to make it zing. Most recipes call for a cup of sugar, I generally just rely on the sweetness of the fruit, a half cup of Greek yogurt or slightly less depending on the density of the fruit. Add a bit of honey if you wish, blitz well and place in freezer –don’t forget to stir every 20 minutes or so to make sure it freezes evenly. 
Spoon out your happy delight into your prettiest bowls. Mine are from Anthropologie and what’s more they are oven proof so look for crumbly baked goods in autumn.   

ArtLife in the Garden

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust. I hope you will find the following quotes as gently inspiring as I do. I think the nature of great writing is the way words can simply calm the soul and provoke the spirit and heart.
“Friends are flowers in the garden of life”
New cards this week available at the lovely HUSK stores.
 The more one gardens, the more one learns; 
and the more one learns, 
the more one realizes how little one knows. 
I suppose the whole of life is like that.”
Vita Sackville-West
“Grow what you love.The love will keep it growing.” Emilie Barnes

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic & meditative occupation.It is an insatiable passion! Karel Capek