It’s basil season, in our garden anyways. I just love going out into the backyard, picking handfuls of fresh herbs and dashing inside to add them to a recipe. I know we could just pick the herbs and freeze them, but what’s the fun in that?
There’s just something so relaxing and almost therapeutic about being in the kitchen and working with my hands. Maybe it has something to do with me sitting in front of the computer for most of my day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my day job, not many people can say that they work for themselves, from home and on creative projects… all the time.
Do you get to create things with your hands at work? Or do you sit in front of a computer/laptop like I do?
It’s just nice about creating something tangible with my hands. As long as I’m only making one thing at a time. I’m a horrible multi-tasker in the kitchen. Though, I do seem to have superhero powers on certain days of the year (ahem… Thanksgiving).
I’ve been contemplating getting an ice cream maker for a little while now, but how often would we use it? Of course, we’ve never made ice cream or sorbet before… because we have no ice cream maker. So, to try and overcome this Catch-22, here is a sorbet made without an ice cream maker. The result is a bit softer than a sorbet made with an ice cream maker, but just as delicious nonetheless!
|Peach Basil Sorbet||
- 2 cups peaches cut into small chunks, about 3 peaches
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 4 basil leaves, chop 3 of the leaves, reserve 1
- Place the peaches in the freezer.
- Boil the water and gradually mix the sugar in, slowly stir so that the sugar dissolves. Making simple syrup
- Sprinkle in 3/4 of the chopped basil to the syrup mixture and mix slightly.
- Pour the basil syrup mixture into a small container and refrigerate for about an hour.
- Blend the peaches and basil syrup in a blender until smooth, pour into a container with lid
- Chop up the remaining basil leaf and sprinkle into the blended peach mixture and stir slightly.
- Place the peach mixture into the freezer overnight so that it solidifies.
- Garnish with chunks of fresh peaches if desired. Serve and enjoy!