Thursday, June 21, 2012

Strawberry cool off

Hi peeps!! How are you all doing? i have been feeling a little irritated and lousy lately.....well I blamed it totally to the 'fiery' hot weather. It's like an overheated oven in the morning till late evening, then it started to pour in the middle of the night. Then lately, it's getting more heated up where not a drop of rain was being released from heaven.....sigh!!
However, the reason me being irritated was not really the cause of the heat, but more to the irritating 'trying to control everybody, especially the kids' kinda attitude of my MiL. Well, not that she only started to be like this lately, it was since long time ago........but lately it's getting more overboard, and sometimes I just can't take it anymore .....but still persuaded myself to keep calm and cool. With the weather and the heat like these days..........I sometimes just don't know how long I can bear to withstand and not burst!!! LOL.......
What on earth was I thinking when I agreed to Hubby to move back into that house??!! Well, I know damn well why I agreed.......I was left with no other choice :(
Argh!!!! I need a punching bag where I can punch and kick my heart out.....and yet, not in the sight of Hubby, as this will put him in a difficult position ........ya, ya, I know how it works, and I hate it!!!! I really envy those of you who has your own little nest, it doesn't have to be big, it doesn't have to be bold, as long as it's something that you can call your own @-@ The most that I envy of you all  are those of you who still has a 'mother' to go home to when your mind are troubled by all these stupid things!!! Well, I know I can only just wish and wish .....but nothing will happen :P
Sorry to bored you peeps with my little 'babble' I made "Strawberry Sorbet" for you to compensate for the boredom ....hahahaha, kidding! Anyway, this Sorbet was really good, though I find it a little sweet, but will definitely cut down the sugar next time I make again. Angel likes it to the max, and she is the only one patronizing it, as the boys don't fancy 'strawberry' which they thinks that strawberry is for 'girls'.......hmm, that make me wondered a while, then what's for boys?........Banana? Watermelon? hmm........

Its super easy to make, but I must say this only works well if you have an ice-cream maker, as for those of you who asked me if you can do it without the maker.....totally, I doubt!! For hot humid weather like ours, this sorbet is really refreshing and cooling and though its sweet, it still is a perfect solution for times like this!!

Here's the recipe, and the source of this is from "Sweet Scoops" by Shelly Kaldunski (Page 74, initial recipe title was 'Strawberry -Basil Sorbet', but I choose not to put the basil, cos the kids don't like that)

Makes about 1 quart

3 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into half
2/3 cup sugar, you may want to decrease if your strawberries are the sweet type
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt

  1. In a bowl, stir together the strawberries and sugar. Cover with cling wrap and let stand at room temperature until the berries release some of their juices and the sugar is completely dissolved, about half an hour.
  2. Pour the strawberry mixture into a blender or food processor and add in the lemon juice and salt. Blend until very smooth. Transfer the blended fruit to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day (mine was half a day).
  3. Pour the cold strawberry puree into an ice-cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spoon the sorbet into a freezer-safe container  and place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper directly o the surface. 
  4. Cover tightly and freeze until firm for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.