The Flowers of Summer

by Christian Lacdael

Flowers so colourful and bright, In their glory in the sun’s light,

At home amid the summer’s heat,

Giving out a perfume so sweet,

The summer flowers seem perfect,

In near enough every aspect,

So effortlessly they distract,

As one’s attention they attract,

Countless different kinds carve their mark,

Throughout every meadow and park,

There for us to enjoy and pick,

While we waste our days and frolic,

As gifts more poetic than speech,

When lovers and their loves meet,

One of nature’s finer artworks,

Saving scenes from seeming bleak.

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After posting about our great strawberry weekend, I suddenly realized how many ice cream lovers are out in the world. You asked…I answered…here is the recipe.  We used a Cuisinart ice cream maker to create this loveliness.

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 1/8 cups granulated sugar

3 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups chopped strawberries. We froze the berries overnight to keep the juice from bleeding into the ice cream.

1. Mix above ingredients except for the strawberries and pour into ice cream maker.

2. When the mixture begins to thicken, slowly add the strawberries.  Continue to mix until creamy.  Pour into a plastic container and freeze a few more hours if you like a firmer ice cream.   Enjoy!


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