Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday quotes... Hot & Sunny

To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life---this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.  
Charles Dudley Warner

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Refreshing Lemon Sorbet...Sun...HOT 96*

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2- 2 cups sugar * See Notes
2 cups Lemon juice (fresh or Real Lemon)
1 cup Lemon Curd (homemade recipe HERE or use store bought)

Combine sugar and water in small sauce pan, heat, stirring, till sugar dissolves. Place in bowl in fridge or freezer till very cold .
When cold stir in lemon juice and whisk in lemon curd till smooth, pour into a ice cream freezer and process according to your machines instructions ( I process 30 minutes then freeze for 4-5 hours)

**NOTES: This is softer set than homemade ice cream, and I find it needs more freezer time.

** Adjust sugar to your taste we use the 1 1/2 cups of sugar, but we like things tart, you may prefer to use the 2 cups if you like it sweeter!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy As Kings.... Sunny & Hot

The world is so full
of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be
as happy as kings
                                                                Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lemon Pie... Humid and Hot

A Summer favorite around here, if you like lemon you can't go wrong with this refreshing pie, make it this morning and come in out of the heat to a refreshing ready made dessert tonight!

Refreshing Lemon Ice Pie

1 large can( 12 oz.) evaporated milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 cup sugar
graham cracker crust

Place milk (Undiluted) in a large bowl and place in the freezer till just beginning to freeze around edges.
Beat with a stand or hand mixer until foamy, add sugar, continue to beat until soft peaks form, add lemon juice and extract, beat just to incorporated and spoon into a prepared graham cracker crust(will be quite high, just pile it in.)
Place immediately into the freezer and freeze for four hours or overnight.
Can be cut and eaten straight from the freezer for a refreshing summer treat!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Farm Life... Sunny & HOT!

Mrs. Hopeful's babies are 3 weeks old today, only 3 weeks until you could adopt one of these sweeties! (if you missed their story you can read it HERE

What a difference a few day makes!

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