Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Da bombe


It has been the coldest June in recorded history here in Vancouver. My basil has died and one impatiens has mysteriously disintegrated from the copious rain. The cat has had three hairballs in the last four days and so I need to buy more carpet cleaner. Despite (or perhaps because of) these dreary events, my palate was craving vibrant summer flavours. You might remember that in my last post, I mentioned that I had forgotten to use the strawberry-lime coulis that I had made to serve with my sister's birthday cake.


In my typical frugal fashion, this coulis was quickly transformed into strawberry-lime sorbet after adding some more zest and simple syrup. Nothing could taste more like summer to me. An amaretto almond nougatine ice parfait was paired with the sorbet, for textural interest, and assembled into a frozen bombe. Underneath the dome, lime sablé breton cookie rounds gave support and buttery crispness.


I am usually painfully modest but I have to say that my frozen stawberry-lime-nougatine bombe truly is da bomb. If only it could be enjoyed barefoot on the patio with iced tea instead of indoors wearing fleece and winter socks. Summer solstice is in two days so perhaps I will get my wish soon.

9 comments:

Erik said...

Does that out-of-focus fork have a Flintstone's character on the end?

Charmaine said...

Ahhhh, my observant friend...I was wondering if anyone would notice! It's actually Donald Duck. I have had this fork and spoon set since childhood. See you soon :)

Aran said...

beautiful...

MishC said...

I noticed too but Erik beat me to the punch. Of course, I should notice since I have the coordinating set of Minnie Mouse ones :) Da Bombs looked good. Who ate them?

amanda said...

these are beautiful! (Sad to say I'm also in winter socks and drinking hot chocolate as I sit at the computer). I hope it made you feel a bit more summery, if for just a few bites! (On that same note, the coq au vin and beef bourgignon we made in culinary school last week didn't seem all that out of place...)

Love, TasteSpotting said...

hey charmaine - love that this was submitted to tastespotting. would you mind dropping an email to me?

thanks!
sarah

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This looks really excellent! And I bet the strawberry lime combo worked great

Peabody said...

Seriously beautiful.

Mike said...

These look amazingly yummy!