New Blog's Name and Cherry Frozen Yogurt



In my last post I wrote about some changes I plan for this blog. Today, I am going to introduce the first and most important one. My blog has moved and changed its name.

Welcome to Cook Your Dream!

The new address is: http://cookyourdream.com

I have been thinking about changing my blog's name for quite a while, because I noticed there is often a confusion between my Twitter name and my blog's name. I didn't want to change the blog's name though, as I have moved to a custom domain recently and I thought another change might be even more confusing for my readers. After some "brainstorming sessions" with Pam, Juls and Tiina during FBC10 I decided to make the change, while the blog is still young.

If you have subscribed to my blog via email or RSS, you will need to update the subscription. All subscription links in the right sidebar are already updated.

I must confess I really like the new name Cook Your Dream and I hope that you will like it too! Thank you Tiina, Juls and Pam for convincing me! :)




Summer has finally arrived in London and the high day temperatures break all records. A small table fan runs all day to keep us cool. I like this hot weather during a day but I really don't like it when I want to sleep. Anyway I don't complain, because sunshine is a welcomed change in London.

I try to avoid hot cooked meals on such hot days and prefer light, fresh meals like fruit or vegetable salads, yogurt with fresh fruit, and of course - ice cream! I eat ice cream a lot during summer! And the best ice cream is home made ice cream! Frozen yogurt is very easy and quick to make and you can add any fruit you like. I bought lovely sweet cherries at the market which were a perfect choice for the ice cream.


I so much enjoyed the lovely summer weekend with long days and hot evenings that are perfect for a picnic or barbecue. P. and I met some friends in the Victoria park for a Saturday evening picnic. While enjoying beautiful evening light and warm air, we munched on sweet cherry tomatoes, olives, hummus with pita bread and cold rose.


On Sunday we decided to finally go to Blackheath farmers market where we got loads of great local food. I wanted to buy everything there! I couldn't wait to get home to taste Hoxton rye bread and fresh buffalo cheese with garlic and herbs. I was pretty happy with such lunch but P. needed to satisfy his meat craving. Grilled beef steak flavoured with Juls' "Tuscany in a jar" did the job perfectly. I served it with fresh potato salad and grilled halloumi to satisfy my summer cravings! And there was still the cherry frozen yogurt in the freezer for a dessert! :)



Cherry frozen yogurt

2 cups pitted cherries
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
60ml whole milk
500ml Greek yogurt

1. Put the cherries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan, stir and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Use a potato masher to squeeze out some juice from the cherries while heating. When all the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool.

2. Place the cherries mixture in a blender and blend until almost smooth. I like small pieces of the fruit in my ice cream. In a large bowl, mix together the cherry purée, milk and yogurt.

3. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to a manufacturer's directions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer. As the ice cream starts to freeze around the edges (about 30-40 minutes), take it from the freezer and stir up with a fork. Return it to the freezer. Repeat the stirring process every 30-40 minutes until the ice cream is completely frozen.


31 comments :

  1. Hey Sari.. love the new name!! :)) and it goes so aptly with your dreamy photos :) Herez to a fabulous run of "Cook your Dream"!! *CHEERS* :))

    btw, where did you find the enamelware?

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  2. Your cherry photos are beautiful. I have updated my subscription. Thanks!

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  3. Very beautiful photos/site! Cherries to me are the epitome of summer, looking forward to trying this recipe.

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  4. Sari, I love your blog and am happy for you and good changes at your virtual home. All you need is "Cook your Dream", literally :)

    Take care, Eglė.

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  5. I like the new name, more immediate...
    Even when summer finally comes I can't stop turning on the oven, I'm baking this days more than ever...

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  6. Lovely pictures and awesome blog layout! That ice cream looks fantastic!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. I think the new name sounds and looks wonderful! This post has some of the most gorgeous photos ever, Sarka! I love the cherry photo and the picnic ones are full of the great atmosphere around! I actually had a similar sandwich yesterday too: buffalo cheese on rye bread with green onions, sweet pepper vinegar and black pepper. I really liked the cheese and rye bread together. Great post!!xoxo

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  8. I can't possibly express how much I like your photography... good luck with your new name!

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  9. Good move and I love the cherry frozen yogurt. See you soon!

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  10. I like the new name too :) Loving the frozen yogurt, I must try to make this soon.

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  11. Beautiful photos as always Sari. And Blackheath market looks lovely, must get there someday soon.

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  12. congrats on the "new" blog, Sari. beautiful photos,as always. x shayma

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  13. I don't think I have wanted a frozen treat any more than I do right now! Such great photos!

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  14. What can I say? I love love your new blog name. :) Love your pics and blog layout - simply beautiful. Hv you tried out that apron thingy yet? ;)

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  15. Congrats for the new blog name which I really like. And I also love the photos...

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  16. So happy the first step is done! I'm still working on my new header, searching for the right design! But I'll follow your brainstorming suggestions as well!
    What else, your icecream is heavenly, and your weekend sounds amazing! Oh boy I miss London so much!
    Finally, great idea to use the salt on grilled meat, it is is glorious end!! :D
    Miss ya! hugs

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  17. Just to be precise.. i've seen it is a frozen yogurt, but being on a diet, I could pretend it was icecream! :P

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  18. Hey Sari,
    I just checked out your website and I absolutely love it! It really brings out the full scale of your talents as a food stylist and photographer, you can be very proud of yourself and hopefully you'll get lots of commissions soon! I simply admire your photos, so damn amazing!
    Hope all is good! You should come to Camden for lunch one day, there are lots of nice food stalls and a new experimental food kitchen (with liquid nitrogen) that I'd like you take you to!
    x Anne

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  19. Congratulation on the new name! Love the cherry frozen yogurt too! Gorgeous pics!

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  20. I'm glad you made the change, and all of us devoted readers certainly won't mind the jump :). Your photos just keep getting better, Sarka! Thanks for including instructions for those of us without ice cream machines. There's no way I could fit another large appliance in my tiny kitchen =X

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  21. I will try making this frozen yogurt dessert on Sunday!! I'll let you know how it goes without as ice cream maker! I would loooove a glass of rose wine with this yogurt ice cream, but I can't, since I'm pregnant. Your photos are stunning!

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  22. Congratulations on the new name!! And that frozen yogurt... Well, with the current temperatures that is just the thing I need!!

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  23. A name as beautiful as your blog and photographs. Congrats.

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  24. Cook your dream - that's what I have always aspired to do - cook my dream and my heart and it's because of the inspiring blogs that I come by - one of which, is of course yours. Not only does your passion for food and photography show with every dish you make, but also what a generous spirit you are.

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  25. I absolutely *love* the ice cream! I didn't put any "use within XX weeks" on it, because it's so good that it just isn't necessary at all! And the best part is that I can now invite girls to a few scoops of the ice cream and they'll just immediately fall in love with me ;) Yay!

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  26. Congratulations Sari! Every step like this feels so huge and then it's not, right? =) Lovely photos and set-ups (I especially like the boat detail).

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  27. What gorgeous pics! And I did not even know there was a blackheath farmers' market - will have to investigate :)

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  28. I would love to reference one of the photos for your cherry frozen yogurt on a blog entry I'll be doing about my predictions for dessert trends of 2011.

    It would be placed in the entry's segment about artisan desserts.

    Would it be OK if I used your photo and credited it back to your site or this particular blog entry?

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  29. @The Asymptotic Faery - thank you for asking to use one of my photos from this post. I'm happy for you to use my photo in your blog post and would appreciate if you can link back to this blog entry.

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