Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Really Random Tuesday #91: A Book Winner and a Simple Gourmet Sorbet

Please help me to congratulate Melwyk from The Indextrious Reader, the lucky winner of A Matter of Mercy by Lynne Hugo.  Congratulations, Melwyk!  I hope you'll enjoy reading this beautiful novel as much as I did.

If you didn't win this time, please take a look at the other book giveaways listed on the right side of my blog.  Click on the book covers to enter the giveaways that interest you.

As you can see, I'm continuing to design logos that coordinate with the colors in the book covers I post, thanks to CoolText.  I may not continue this for every book giveaway I host though.  ;)


Amy's Raspberry Sorbet

Although it's winter now, it's the perfect time for a a taste of summer.  Over the summer, my sister, Amy, made us a wonderful raspberry sorbet for dessert one evening.  It's a healthy indulgence (my kind of oxymoron) you can whip up in no time.  Amy used a blender, but you don't need a blender.  All you need is a package of frozen raspberries, and a bit of soymilk.  I took the berries out of the freezer to soften them a bit, then pureed them in a bowl with a spoon (because truthfully, our blenders are fit to be tied).

10 oz package of frozen raspberries
1/4 cup of soymilk
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs, optional
Mint leaves for garnish, optional

Mash softened frozen berries in a bowl.  Mix in about 1/4 cup of soymilk, until the mixture is creamy.  I used plain, unsweetened soymilk, but you can use whatever kind you prefer.

Stir in 1 teaspoon of cacao nibs, if desired.  Spoon sorbet into ramekins and garnish with fresh mint, if desired.  That's it!  (Or put into freezer until ready to serve; partially thaw before serving.)  This recipe makes about three servings.  For more servings, simply use more berries and soymilk.


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Have a terrific Tuesday!  Thanks for reading.  Your comments are welcomed.


  1. Congratulations Melwyk! The sorbet looks yummy!

  2. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Congrats, Melwyk! Yum, yum to the sorbet!

  4. Congratulations to Melwyk.

    That sorbet looks good. Sometimes it is fun to eat and drink things that are out of season.

  5. Congratulations to Melwyk! The sorbet looks very refreshing.

  6. Congrats to Melwyk! Ohhhhhhhhh...that recipe sounds wonderful.

  7. That looks yummy! Congrats to Melwyk!

  8. The sorbet looks very delicious and such pretty presentation as well.

  9. Congrats to the winner :)
    The sorbet looks delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. YAY for book winners! The sorbet looks great... I think I need to make breakfast :)

  11. Congrats to the winner, the sorbet looks lovely and I am not normally a big fan!

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

  12. Congrats to Melwyk. This sorbet receipe looks delicious!!

  13. seriously delish combo - I luv a tea that's choc and raspberries as well :)

    Congrats to your winner ! EnjOy :)

  14. My kids will be all over that dessert so I'm making a copy of the recipe :) Thanks for sharing!


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