Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Red, White, and Blueberries

A sweet treat for Independence Day! And it doesn't have to go together perfectly. Any attempt will come out pretty and delicious! Art in a glass.
  • Bottom layer: Strawberry sorbet or raspberry sherbet - something red
  • Middle layer: Vanilla ice cream
  • Top layer: Vanilla ice cream blended with fresh blueberries
  • Finishing touch: Whip cream and some fresh blueberries
  1. Let the sorbet or sherbet and ice cream soften on the counter. 
  2. Scoop the red frozen treat for the bottom layer. 
  3. Spoon in vanilla for the second layer on top of the red layer.
  4. Blend more vanilla ice cream with fresh blueberries for the blue top bluish layer.
  5. Top it off with some whip cream and blueberries.
  6. Serve with a spoon and enjoy!
Enjoy celebrating this great country with family and friends this weekend!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer...Advice from a Firefly

Growing up in the Midwest, along with humid summer days, came the delight of after-dark "lightning bugs," or fireflies. When I return for visits during July or August, I always look forward to watching for fireflies at night, though I no longer collect them in a jar with tiny holes for air in the lid.

Here is some whimsical advice from a firefly, by Ilan Shamir. I especially like the last one. How about you?
  • Be full of bright ideas. 
  • Pulse with excitement. 
  • Have a healthy glow. 
  • Delight in summer evenings. 
  • Keep a childlike sense of wonder. 
  • Set a shining example. 
  • Lighten up!