of agates and madeleines

It’s finally seasonable up here in Maine. Oppressively hot, according to the radio. Summer, according to me. I think it’s about time we get some heat. The plants in my garden are devouring the hot weather, as well as boatloads of water. Peppers are turning orange, peas are on the vine, and tomatoes are well on their way to knowing greatness.

I recently had some cherries that also wanted to know greatness, though they were sadly wending their way towards the compost pile instead. Summertime means cherry dessert time, and rather than letting the cherries waste away forgotten, I decided to incorporate them into a frozen treat. Using the cherries, an apple, and some lemon zest and juice, I created a rustic sherbet of sorts.

Shur-burt, you say? Wrong Bert, say I. Sherbet differs from sorbet in that it contains a bit of dairy. Supposedly, it must have…

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