Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Papaya Rum Gelato/ Dive On In





This weekend I churned a nice Autumn Gelato while I watched Football Games. I had a Papaya to use, so I pureed and strained it.. combined it with Spiced Rum and a hint of clove.... the combination turned out to be sooo good... should be illegal...  I cut the Fat and Calories with Low Fat Milk, and Sugar/Stevia blend. Go on, ... dive in... you know you want to......

Papaya Rum Gelato


2 cups Fresh Papaya, peeled & diced
1 3/4 Cups 1% Milk
3/4 Cup Sugar/ Stevia Blend ( You can use all Sugar, I used Stevia blend to cut calories)
4 Large Egg Yolks
1 Cup Half & Half
1 Tblsp Spiced Rum
1/8 tsp. Ground Clove


Puree Papaya in a food processor until smooth.




Through a fine mesh Sieve, strain the fruit puree to remove any seeds or pulp that did not puree. Add 1 Tblsp Spiced Rum and 1/8 tsp. Ground Clove.

Set aside in Refrigerator. 

Place 1 3/4 Cups 1% Milk and all but 1/4 cup of the Sugar/Stevia blend in a medium-sized, heavy bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally,  until an instant read thermometer registers 170'. Remove from Heat.




Whisk 4 Egg Yolks and remaining 1/4 Cup Sugar/ Stevia Blend in a medium -sized bowl, until foamy and slightly thickened.




Carefully Temper the Egg Yolks by slowly adding in half of the heated Milk mixture, whisking continuously. Then Whisk the Heated Egg mixture into the remaining hot Milk in the saucepan. Return to Stove and cook over medium heat, whisking continuously until an Instant Read Thermometer reads 185'. Remove from the Heat and Emulsify thoroughly with the Whisk .




Pour 1 Cup Half and Half into a Medium Sized Bowl and Set over an ice bath.



Pour the heated Custard ( Egg/Milk Mixture) Through a fine mesh sieve and strain into the Half and Half. Add the Pureed Papaya mixture. Whisk thoroughly. Continue to stir the mixture every 5 minutes until it has cooled.

Cover with Plastic wrap and chill for at least 8 hrs or overnight.

When ready, pour the chilled mixture into an Ice Cream maker and  process according to manufacturer's specifications.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Listen to Your Soul


Wings spread, ... If we focus solely on the ebb and flow of the waves around us, and fail to hear our own call.... we miss the point of our Journey...... Listen to your Soul......

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Truth Will Find It's Way




Finding Truth as a solo pursuit
My Truth need find it's way.
Where answers flow for me alone
and other Truths stand at bay.

It is there I grow in a life
that leads me my own way.
It is there that I speak what I think and feel
and fulfill my Journey's new day.

One day my Soul will find you.
when Truth blinks it's yearning eye.
With a yes to Happiness at Truth's crossing
alone will be left with a knowing goodbye.

It is there that kindred Truth will move forward
to a place where two Souls become one.
It is there fulfilled paths lead to each other
where mated Souls,  to each other run.

With an eye for the Truth in each other,
Where insightful eyes see the view,
It is there your Truth,  will flow with me
And there my Truth, will flow with  you.

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