A week ago I was wandering around the Farmers' Market and found the most amazing gerber daisy's. They have a beautiful light pink color in the middle with a fading white to pink petals. They are simply amazing...
They are still as beautiful as the day I bought them. Yes, 7 days later!! Yesterday I rushed back to buy some more and expectedly found myself perusing with a sleepy baby tossed over my shoulder dodging baby gawkers.
Have you walked with a baby, a sleeping baby at that? Every 2 ft I would hear "Oh honey! It's a baby and she's sleeping!! Do you see? How precious!" Politely I would smile hoping they wouldn't want to stop and talk.
It's not that I'm anti-social, quite the opposite actually, it's just very challenging to rush and get your errands done all the while a 20lb infant is glued to your shoulder/arm. I stagger, attempt to carry everything quietly and effortlessly without waking the baby as people are ohhh'ing and ahhh'ing inevitably waking the babe.
Although in the midst of all the chaos it is semi comforting to see people look, love and adore your child. One very sweet vendor said "How lucky are you? You get to start from the very beginning, yet remember all the memories." This thought, crazily, has never entered my mind. How right is she??
Often it's times like this that makes you slow down and appreciate those insanely busy yet short moments.
Just when I thought I couldn't carry anything more I walked past the most delicious looking white peaches. The vendor sweetly gave me a mouthwatering bite, I was in love! I automatically grabbed a few pounds and went on my way.
What was I going to do with a few pounds of peaches?? Our family adores them but to gobble all of them up before they go bad, not too likely.
I was planning on making my husbands favorite raspberry sorbet...what about white peach sorbet? This got me thinking about ingredients. There is something to be said for simple and basic recipes. I threw 4 ingredients together and voila, absolutely delicious and refreshing sorbet!
White Peach and Spearmint Sorbet
Recipe adapted from Epicurean Mom
1 1/2 pounds white peaches, peeled
1 teaspoon spearmint, minced
1 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
In a blender blend the white peaches and spearmint until well blended and smooth. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until well chilled.
Once all ingredients are cool combine the peach mixture with the sugar syrup, stirring until well blended. Pour the mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and use according to manufactures instructions.
Serve with sliced peaches and raspberries (or any of your favorite fruits)