Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pink Saturday - Berry Sorbet & Flowers

Pink is my favorite color! Interesting how our taste in colors changes, as a kid yellow was my favorite color. Pink is fun, happy color and makes me smile.

I am linking this post to the group Pink Saturday's. Check it out, there's some fun posts there!!!

Recently, I found some great bargains on berries. How can you pass up a bargain on berries in winter. There's so many delicious things you can make with berries not to mention how wonderful they are delicious by themselves. I decided to make Berry Sorbet. What a fantastic late Winter treat.

Berry Sorbet
1 quart

4 cups strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries, or a combination
(I used strawberries, raspberries and blackberries)
3/4 cup cranberry/raspberry juice
3/4 cup agave syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons vodka

Blend the berries with the juice in a blender or food processor. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed strainer into a bowl, to remove the seeds. Stir in the agave syrup, lemon juice, salt, lemon zest, and vodka. Chill several hours or overnight. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Let the sorbet sit in the freezer for a few hours before serving.

My husband surprised me with these beautiful flowers. Just because!


  1. how yummy!! I love the sweet of hubby!!


  2. i wanna taste that sorbet! lucky you for having such a sweet husband. the pink flowers are beautiful.

  3. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Julie. I am glad you decided to join us. I clicked to follow your blog, and I hope you will follow mine, too.

    Girl, I love sorbet. I had mango sorbet last night. Yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your sorbet looks delish and the flowers are so pretty; a thoughtful husband! Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Yummy! The sorbet looks wonderful. I posted about strawberries today with recipes. Your flowers are beautiful! ♥

  6. Happy First Pink Saturday!
    And thanks for the yummy recipe! The pixies are gonna LOVE it!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  7. How wonderfully cool and yummy looking!

    In Shoes We Trust.
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  8. Yummy!

    The sorbet is perfect in this warm weather :-) And how sweet is your husband. A lovely surprise I must say.

    Happy 1st Pink Saturday to you!

  9. What a lovely first Pink Saturday post. Welcome!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  10. Wow - that sorbet looks wonderful - and you are so lucky to receive such beautiful flowers "just because". Welcome to Pink Saturday.


  11. Yummy! Sounds delicious and refreshing. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Mermaid Debbie

  12. Yummmmmmmmm,I want some of the looks beautiful,and you flowers are so sweet. Just because flowers are the very best kind.Welcome to Pink will love this group of ladies,
    I've become a follower..I also collect cookbooks,both new and vintage...just love reading through them.. Happy Pinks, come visit. This is the last day of my apron giveaway.

  13. Aww, what a sweet hubby. That sorbet looks so good, yummm.

    Welcome to PS

  14. Happy Pink Saturday! Love your post. Welcome. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Winona

  15. Happy Pink Saturday and I'll be your new follower. Hope you come visit me too. Nan

  16. Hi, Julie, mmm...the sorbet looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with us. Your husband is a real sweetheart to buy those lovely flowers that just shout spring!! Welcome to Pink Saturday, dear friend! Blessings to you! Vicki

  17. hi, neighbor! i'm about an hour away from you into iowa. (i like your 'welcome to nebraska' sign!) (o: thanks for sharing your sorbet recipe -- it looks delicious. how sweet of your hubby to surprise you w/ flowers! (o: welcome to pink saturday -- have a great weekend, julie!

  18. Your husband is a keeper to bring flowers just because. How sweet. Have a g-r-e-a-t weekend.
    Joyce M

  19. Oh my goodness your berry sorbet looks just delicious. I too love it when my husband surprises me with flowers. I love receiving them. Happy Pink Saturday and Welcome.

  20. Happy Saturday and thank you for the recipe!

  21. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I could eat the sorbet on my diet. And even better it contains vodka!! WooHoo!

  22. What parts of Alaska will you visit? Let me know if you should come to Homer.

  23. I love "just becauses" - he must be a special guy. The sorbet looks heavenly. Welcome to pink Saturday.

  24. Awww... Did you say that you saved a bite for me?! ...and what pretty just-because flowers! This is my first Pink Saturday, too, and I'm enjoying hopping around and seeing all the pink pretties! Please stop by my place and see my little Basket Full of Sunshine! until later...

  25. Welcome to Pink Saturday! This sorbet looks delicious!

  26. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    Welcome to the most wonderful group of ladies that you could every hope to meet. We love spending our Saturdays together. So much fun.

    Your post is just beautiful. I love the flowers, aren't flowers just a wonderful thing when we aren't expecting them? Just because?

    Your sorbet recipe sounds wonderful. I will have to give it a try. Love trying new things. Thank you so much for sharing with me today.

    I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie. Have a beautiful Sunday tomorrow. Hugs, Sherry

  27. I love it when cranberries are in sorbets! Looks refreshing!

  28. That is the greatest way to receive flowers. No particular reason, just because he loves you. How blessed you are.


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