Sunday, July 31, 2011

Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I have been out of the blogging loop because I have been alternately out of town and staying in town to spend time with a dear friend in hospice.  When my friend Chris was only eating liquid food two weeks ago, she said she had been told she could have ice cream.  I told her I would make her some chocolate sorbet.  She was only able to have the smallest taste.

Singing together
Chris is standing, the third from the left

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cream Scones & Mixed Berry Cobbler

I didn't bake or post last week.  I feel badly about missing a week, but I spent last Tuesday with my husband at the dentist's office and then at the Urgent Care facility.  He was on an extension ladder when it slipped and he plunged about 8 feet, hitting the hard wood floor.  No body parts were broken, although 2  of his teeth were pushed out of place.  The ladder crashed into the 20 gallon aquarium and punched a hole near the top--about 5 gallons of water spurted out all over the place.  As he put it, we had "way too much excitement" that day.

I almost didn't bake this morning but couldn't resist mixing up Dorie Greenspan's Cream Scones which is this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick.  They are so easy and Dorie suggests that it's possible to freeze the dough, which I did.  (Ok, well I admit that I just baked one little scone for me.)

Scone dough ready to pop into the freezer

My one delicious scone

The day before the furious fall last week, I  baked Dorie's Mixed Berry Cobbler  with blueberries, mulberries from the CSA, raspberries from my neighbor, and strawberries from the farm market.  Wonderful!
Mixed Berry Cobbler

With ice cream!