I haven’t actually frozen this sorbetto yet, but the thought of it excites me. Who will I invite over tomorrow to eat it with me?
Sorbetto di melone
Blend a super ripe cantaloupe with the
Juice of one orange and
a basil-infused simple syrup.
The flavors work, in an unexpected kind of way, in its blended form. Wonder what it’ll be like semi-frozen? This is turning out to be the summer of sorbetto.
My garden has gone mad. Zucchini grow mammoth before I can get down there to pick them, and they intentionally hide beneath the gigantic fuzzy leaves. I had a few red tomatoes today, but their bottoms were black, victim of the dreaded blossom end rot. My beets are cramped, unable to grow large. My parsley comingles with clover, and my basil so wants to flower despite my pruning.
I was once quite adept at gardening, mostly because I looked at it every day while eating breakfast on my deck. In my urban life, my garden is out of sight, out of mind for days at a time. It drifts through my thoughts as insignificantly as the thought of a former lover, or the dream of a new one. Maybe one day I’ll again manage to pay attention.