Blackberry Delight

It is an ice cream type of day and I had a lovely jar of homemade blackberry jam just waiting to be used…it is a win win on all accounts I think.

I think, with great optimism, that spring is here and I’m looking forward to some porch time. I’m afraid the pollen may drive me back inside, but I can risk it for a few hours.

Ingredients

The Usual Cast of Characters

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups blackberry jam or purée
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

The Steps to Glory

1. Add lemon juice to blackberry jam, mix and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine whipping cream, milk and sugar. Mix well.

3. Add blackberry jam to whipping cream and mix to incorporate.

4. Freeze according to your ice cream makers directions.

5. Once ice cream is done mixing, transfer to a container with a lid.

6. Cover and freeze for several hours then scoop and enjoy!

I added Chocolate chips, I’m crazy like that!

Also, guess who had a birthday. Our Princess is 8!

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Alleluia

 

We are off on Adventure this week…I can’t wait to share. In the meantime, this week enjoy one of my favorite posts from the past!

 

Jesus Christ is risen today,


Alleluia! Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!


Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!


Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter Sunday!

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Eggs Galore

It’s incredibly unbelievable that next week is Easter. It kind of took me by surprise. Seriously, I had to hurry to add the bunnies and eggs to the decor mix this weekend. The weather has cooperated for the most part so it was easy to find inspiration around me. However, 3 years ago it snowed in April so I don’t rest easy until May. I felt much more cheery surrounded by colorful eggs and cute bunnies. I’m pretty sure spring is here to stay!

Some eggs in the dining room.
Eggs greet you in the foyer
Eggs from around the world.
Eggs and chocolate molds on the mantel.
Hunting for eggs on a beautiful spring morning in Annapolis.

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Spring Break 2021

Spring Break 2021 is done…although we are still wearing winter wear and the fireplace has been on most evenings. Just the thought of spring makes me happy. Memories of last spring don’t make me happy. It was a scary time for many people…me included. This spring speaks of possibility, growth and renewal. Our bulbs are starting to push upward, the streets are full of kids and bikes once again and everyone has lost that shell shock look about them. Hope seems to be on minds of everyone. I hope your 2021 spring seems less bleak than 2020. How are you planning to celebrate this beautiful season?

A little lighter for the spring.
Early spring touches in a chair.
Bunnies stand guard over antique wine keys.
Spring in the master bedroom.
Spring break on the beach, searching for treasures.

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