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Welcome back to another edition of Tasty Tuesday! With temperatures above 90 degrees here, I decided that we needed to cool down with a cold, tasty treat. Today’s recipe is an easy to make frozen yogurt made with raspberries. Ready to head into the kitchen? Let’s go!

Ingredients
1/2 superfine sugar
1 bag of frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1 small container of plain yogurt

Let’s start with the sugar. If you do not have superfine sugar, you can make it yourself. Process 1/2 cup of regular sugar in your food processor for about a minute. It will feel less grainy and you will see sugar dust.

To the sugar add in your bag of raspberries. Use the pulse button to combine the two. Here it is at the beginning of pulsing, followed by a shot of what it looks like when you are ready to add the remaining ingredients.

Sugar and Raspberries

Sugar and Raspberries

Half way through the process

Half way through the process

Now take the lemon juice and mix it together in a bowl with the yogurt. Feed the yogurt mixture into the feeding tube a bit at a time. You will periodically want to scrape down the sides of the processor. Continue until all has been added. It should now look like this:

Almost done

Almost done

Give it a few more pulses and then it is ready to serve! Doesn’t this look tasty?

Dessert is served!

Dessert is served!

Wasn’t that easy? This is a perfect hot weather quencher! You can do this with strawberries or pineapple too, if you prefer.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Stay tuned for another edition of Tasty Tuesday next week. I will be featuring a very tasty pork loin dinner! Be well… ^..^

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Jen H. over at WordPress has chosen the topic “fresh” for this week’s photo challenge. What came to mind: Fresh vegetables from the garden! Are you ready to see my view of fresh? Here we go!

Who doesn’t like fresh sweet corn from the garden?

Sweet, sweet corn

Sweet, sweet corn

There is nothing better than fresh broccoli fresh from the garden!

Broccoli

Broccoli

Tomatoes from the garden beat store bought hands down!

Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes

Here is a photo of some freshly picked potatoes that I grew last year.

Colorful potatoes

Colorful potatoes

I love the sweet fresh sequoia strawberries from my garden!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Love my raspberries too!

Raspberries!

Raspberries!

Fresh acorn squash is a perfect accompaniment to ham!

Acorn squash

Acorn squash

I love those green beans too!

Green beans

Green beans

Well, there you have it! My view of fresh!

Thanks for stopping by today and be well! ^..^

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One of the fruits in my garden that is prolific is the Raspberry!

Raspberries!

Raspberries!

I began growing these back in 2008. I started with 2 red raspberry plants given to me by a friend, and then I added 3 golden raspberries a year later. If you are considering growing this lovely fruit, let me warn you: They are invasive! The plant sends root runners underground at a depth of about a foot. I now have about 50 plants and will be digging up the roots in the fall to help contain them. So if you want free plants just let me know!

The plants

The plants

Let’s take a look at the developing raspberries, shall we? The plant puts out lovely tiny flowers that can be easy to miss.

Raspberry blossoms

Raspberry blossoms

Once the petals fall, the fruit starts to develop.

Fruit starts to develop

Fruit starts to develop

About midway through the fruiting process the cone shape really starts to develop.

Midway

Midway

Then the color starts to come up in the berry.

The color starts to come in

The color starts to come in

Rather quickly the berries are ready to pick.

Ready for picking

Ready for picking

When it comes to picking the raspberry, you gently grab the fruit and pull slightly. It should pop right off the crown. If it does not give, then the berry is not ripe enough. Here is what is left on the plant when you pull off a berry.

What remains after a berry is picked

What remains after a berry is picked

Here is my second harvest of berries…there are quite a few, and I will be picking berries daily!

Healthy dessert!

Healthy dessert!

After harvesting, refrigerate them, or freeze them. Do not wash the berries until you are ready to use them as the water will break down the berry. The best time to pick the berries, as with any fruit, is in the morning. The reason is that the fruit is highest in sugar in the early morning hours. As the day progresses the sugars turn starchy and will not be as sweet.

The raspberry actually has 1.5 grams of protein and are high in Maganese. They also contain a bit of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and copper. They also contain Omega-3. A one cup serving contains about 120 calories.

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this visit with the raspberries! I am now heading off to go pick more! Have a great Tuesday and thank you for visiting today!

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I have never been much of a sweet eater. However, I found an article on the internet for a 10-minute soft serve dessert and after reading the article I had to try it. My husband chose the flavor and I made the dessert. This is so easy to make and will definitely impress company! You can make this just before serving, or if you make this ahead of time, take it out of the freezer to soften up before serving. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Ingredients
1/2 superfine sugar
1 bag of frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1 small container of plain yogurt

Let’s start with the sugar. You can either buy superfine sugar, or you can make it yourself. I made it myself, by taking a 1/2 cup of regular sugar and processing it in my food processor. I processed the sugar about a minute until it felt much less “grainy” than regular sugar. I noticed too that I had sugar “dust” floating out of the processor when it was ready.

To the sugar, add the frozen raspberries. Using the pulse button on your food processor, combine the raspberries and the sugar. Here is what it looks like right after I started.

Sugar and Raspberries

Here is what it looked like when I was at the point that I could add the remaining ingredients.

Half way through the process

Let the raspberry mixture sit while you combine the lemon juice with the yogurt. Feed the yogurt slowly through the feeding tube in the processor. You will have to stop periodically to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl. Continue until all is added. Here is a photo of the frozen yogurt before serving,

Almost done

and here is dessert!

Dessert is served!

Now the secret here is that you are using frozen fruit. So, if you want to make this out of another flavor other than what you can buy in the store, then make sure that you freeze the fruit well ahead of time! I am thinking about pineapple, peach, strawberry, strawberry-banana….the list goes on!

Here is the link to the article from Yahoo Shine where I found this recipe! 10 Minute Soft-Serve You Can Make in Your Food Processor The article is from Eating Well Magazine, and the author: Hilary Meyer. Kudos to you and thank you for the recipe!

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I was really lucky finding this recipe! The creator: Paulette Mitchell. Kudos to Ms. Mitchell!

2 12 oz. bags of frozen, unsweetened raspberries, or 1 1/2 pounds of fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups of a very good Merlot
1 cup granulated sugar

Place the raspberries in a small saucepan along with the Merlot and sugar. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and leave at a simmer for approximately 30 – 35 minutes uncovered. Let the mixture reduce by half. To prevent the sugar from scorching you will need to stir the mixture at five minute intervals.

Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Cool before using. This mixture will last up to two weeks in the
refrigerator.

This recipe makes 3/4 cup of sauce.

I have used the sauce over vanilla bean ice cream; drizzle some on a plate then carefully place a piece of New York style cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries and whipped cream; add to balsamic vinegar for a delicious vinaigrette; add zip to a chocolate cake by mixing it in with your frosting; or serve over fresh fruit such as baked pears. I have even served this sauce with fresh pineapple! Yummy!

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