Ah, Spring At Last

Well, Spring has finally showed up  :). I am so thankful! Today was in the high 70’s, and it was astoundingly lovely. I brought my camera everywhere I went today and took lots of pictures – which I’ll share with you. Surprised? I didn’t think so  :).

Springtime is good for my soul.

I ate a yummy breakfast: organic raspberry earl grey tea, a scrumptious pear, and (yes, three) shortbread cookies.

spring at last // little noticings

I drove over to Janessa’s house, where we painted our nails in the warm noon sun.

spring at last // little noticings

Then she & I went to market.

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

Nessa treated us to some African yumminess, and sat on a bench outside to munch on the goodness.

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

I love the police horses.

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

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spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

Someone made origami cranes and hung them outside their home  :).

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

We got back to Nessa’s house, and unpacked all the fresh produce she bought at market. Then of course we made ourselves a little springtime treat  :).

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

I loved our printed skirts! I absolutely love the feeling of a warm breeze swishing my skirt around.

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

spring at last // little noticings

I went to work after hanging out with Nessa, and didn’t get home until after dark. I lounged on my (unmade) bed, uploaded & edited all these pictures.

spring at last // little noticings

My bed is now made, my window is open, and the fresh smells of spring are spilling through my open window. It’s a good night  :).

Blessings,

Blythe Elizabeth

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Peach Lemonade Sorbet

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in Pennsylvania, Spring is running way behind. We’re in April, and it’s still normal for the temperatures to be in the 30’s and low 40’s. It’s not right! There aren’t dandelions and violets sprinkling my yard, no warm breeze, no chance of running around barefoot and lying in the grass…

This morning I whipped up this little recipe in hopes that it will encourage Spring to hurry up. It was super easy, and even more tasty. I love the tartness of the lemon with the smooth sweetness of the peaches. I hope you like it!

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

You will need frozen peaches, sugar (I used raw, and you could also easily use stevia), and a lemon.

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

First, wash your lemon and roll* it. Then slice in half, and squeeze all the juice you can out of that sucker.

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Put your peaches (I used about a cup), lemon juice, and sugar in a blender. The amount of sugar you use is up to you – I used about 1 teaspoon.

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

And if you’re me, you spill sugar all over the table while holding a camera in one hand, and a spoon full of sugar in the other. This step is optional, and isn’t advised.

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

The last thing to do is to mix it all up!

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

And there you have it! An enjoyable, homemade, and healthy sorbet  :).

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

Peach Lemonade Sorbet

I sort of wish the lemon had been a bit bigger – the final product wasn’t as tart as I had hoped, but it was still splendidly delicious! Also, I added just a splash of water to help it mix faster. I don’t think it was necessary, but I was impatient…

I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday, and that wherever you are, Spring is with you!

x0x0,

Blythe Elizabeth

*By “roll” I mean to imagine it’s a piece of play dough and you’re making a snake. We’ve all done it, so I trust you know what I mean. The purpose of rolling your lemon is to loosen it up on the inside, allowing more juice to get squeezed out.