So I wrote this post several weeks ago and then had a million unfortunate circumstances come up. First I thought I lost the cord to charge my camera, without that there would be no way I could upload my pictures to the computer. Then I have been having a very frustrating time at work and have been quite disgruntled and did not want to do ANYTHING when I got home from work (yeah I did not cook, workout, blog, read, etc all things that normally make me happy). Then when my mood changed and I was overly excited to get back to my normal routine my computer broke. And after the computer was fixed there were internet issues. Well I finally have it all working now and have missed blogging terribly, so there will probably be a whole slew of posts here soon. Thanks guys for being patient while I had a hiatus and am now playing catch up!
I’ve got a bad case of the summertime blues. I have been back from my week long vacation for exactly 10 days and I am missing it badly. I am missing the family I went to visit, I am missing the beautiful scenery, I am missing the cooler mountain weather, I missing the relaxing state of mind and no responsibilities. I am having a terrible time adjusting to life back in the real world, aka non vacation world. The whole going back to work, having a house to clean, errands to run and bills to pay thing is SO not working for me right now. To top it off according to Texas standards we have had a ‘rather milder’ summer with highs only in the low to mid 90’s and a lot of rain. Well folks we have finally reached the 100’s and according to the weather man there is no relief in sight.
Granted I would rather have the 100 degree temps now at the end of summer rather than the 40 plus 100 degree days that we had all last year and a drought. But with it being so hot it puts a huge damper on the summery things I was enjoying outside even when it was in the 90’s before vacation began. Plus isn’t it a bummer when you get amped for something and are planning and preparing and getting excited and then it happens and then is over and you have nothing to look forward to? That’s so how I feel.
But enough of my summertime blues. One thing that is making me happy right now is the plentiful amount of juicy fruit available. Like blueberries. It also makes me even more happy to see that they are so cheap right now too, at only 99 cents a pint. WOW! That’s a steal and that really makes me happy. And this fresh blueberry sorbet is also cheering me up too. Light, refreshing and full of flavor, this tart frozen treat is perfect way to celebrate 100 degree temps and the summertime blues in doors after an easy no fuss dinner or as a snack while watching a movie.
Notes: I did reduce the amount of sugar the original recipe called for because I wanted the natural sweetness/tartness of the blueberry to shine through (also making it a little healthier). Also in the ‘variations’ section for this recipe it suggests adding a fresh peach to the blueberry mixture when you add it to the food processor. Man oh Man I wish I had seen this note before I had made this because I know with out a doubt the peach/blueberry combo would be lovely. Oh well I guess I will just have to make this again and try it that way… maybe tomorrow?
Prep Time: 12 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Churn Time: 20-25 minutes Makes 1 pint
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup water
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen work fine)
1 teaspoon lime juice
adapted from The Ultimate Ice Cream Book by Bruce Weinstein