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April 28, 2009

Pomegranate Limoncello Sorbet Recipe

Pomegranate Limoncello Sorbet


disclaimer: I was sent some bottles of pomegranate juice to play with by the nice folk at Pom Wonderful. For free.

Some recipes deserve a long and lovely introduction, drawing you into a warm and inviting kitchen to join with the happy people there. This is not one of those recipes.

This recipe was concocted as I stood in the kitchen on an unseasonably hot April day, staring at a case of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice. (Thanks, Pom people!) While some juices taste like overly sweetened shadows of their source fruit, pomegranate juice is tangy, with the pure and unmistakable taste of...well, pomegranates. All I needed to do was sweeten the juice a tiny bit and add a smidge of lemon to brighten the flavor. Poof! Like magic, Pomegranate Limoncello Sorbet was created.

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April 22, 2009

Best use of flatbread in a musical number

The music selection is awesome and if you can't tell from the still shot above, the video is NOT safe for work.(direct link in case the embed does not work for you)

April 21, 2009

2009 Puget Sound Farm Guide available


One of the surest signs of spring is the emergence of the farmers markets. In western Washington, this special season is marked by the annual Puget Sound Farm Guide, published by Cascade Harvest Coalition.

The 36-page guide has resources and tools to help consumers shop smart, fresh and local at more than 160 farms and farmers markets, plus farm stands, farms, u-picks, and CSAs. The guide covers the 12 counties that touch Puget Sound: Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Island, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom.

Download a copy of the 2009 Puget Sound Farm Guide at Puget Sound Fresh or pick one up at Seattle area YMCAs, most libraries  (including King County, Seattle and other regional libraries), county conservation districts, farmers markets, farm stands, farms and community celebrations throughout the Puget Sound region.

April 08, 2009

Lemon mousse recipe

Lemon Mousse

To my peculiar form of synesthesia, spring is yellow. The world around me seems to agree, covering itself in daffodils of hues from palest cream to cartoon-sun yellow to bright tangerine, with clumps of golden forsythia and swaths of chartreuse spring grass. Purple will be along soon, in a week or so when the chives start to bloom, but for now the garden tends toward the golden.

While the world turns to yellow outside, the fruit selection here on the 46th parallel tends toward the remnants of winter, somewhat yellowish in its own right: the ubiquitous banana, an apple or two (Note to the folks selling Red Delicious apples in April - they don't store well. Really.), and lots of citrus.

Sadly, the strawberries trucked 1000 miles look good from a distance but a closer inspection of their plastic cage reveals half-ripened berries with a distinct lack of aroma. And mold. My editor calls it zombie fruit because it looks like fruit, but has no soul.

So it's back to the citrus. Lemons, in fact. Because lemons are yellow and taste like spring. Only sunnier.

This recipe comes from Ray's Boathouse, one of Seattle's longtime beloved waterfront seafood restaurants. Ray's is the kind of place you take your parents when they come to town. The view is lovely, the seafood is fresh and well-prepared, and the service is excellent. When I lived in the area, it was one of my indulgences.

Once, on a unseasonably warm spring day, I had this lemon mousse at Ray's. It was light and tart and not too sweet. Spring in a dessert bowl. Much later, the recipe turned up in Northwest Best Places Cookbook (vol 2) - it is also in Ray's Boathouse Cookbook These two events are separated by what seems like an unreasonably long time for them to be using the same recipe, so maybe I am misremembering that day at Ray's. All I know is when I open the book to this recipe, I feel the first warm spring breeze and see a field of yellow flowers. Who am I to argue with spring?

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