Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Palisade Peach Time

Mmmm, it's that time of year in the great state of Colorado that Palisade peaches are ripe for the pickin'.  There is really nothing better than biting into a ripe peach, juice running down your chin and arms.  Yum!!!!

Today, I decided to puree some peaches that I had frozen, so I could make jam with them.  I was antsy and only thawed them long enough to easily get the skin off.   Taking the peach pits out, I put the frozen peaches into my food processor and let it go to work.  I ended up with a delicious thick, frozen treat!!  My kiddos and I were thrilled with the yummy, cold sorbet.  A perfect healthy snack on a hot afternoon!
Simple Sugar Free Peach Sorbet

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A New Journey

At the moment I'm going through a great awakening, a period of self discovery.  It may sound selfish and self serving, and yes I am a very selfish person.  That said, it is time to break free from the shackles of the past a reemerge as a kinder, gentler soul.  I have lived my life in the past, hiding behind false ideas, false images, false personas.  I do NOT have to the person the world wants me to be, I am my own person.  I love critters big and small.  I love being outside, getting dirty, working hard.  I love being creative and testing limits.  

I want to be present in this life; not a spectator, which may mean life isn't always easy, it isn't always fun.  I need to accept  challenges as part of life.  We live in a world so tuned into being happy all the time, no bad should come, full of fast food get it now pleasures.  There will in struggles, tears are okay, frustration is okay.  It's time to sit back and enjoy the journey.