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What My New Christmas Gift Can Do

Posted Jan 07 2010 7:30am
Now that I'm back in San Francisco, I finally have a chance to reflect on the fabulous holiday season and all of the fun I had with family and friends and C, traipsing up and down the East Coast. And even though Christmas isn't all about the stuff, I got some really nice gifts. I mean, in addition to the time we spent together and the love that we all have for each other, of course. I'm talking gifts that I've been hinting at for ages, pining away over for months, drooling at in stores as I was gently pulled away from the window displays. I got a new camera lens! The kind that gets all up close and personal, right down to the kiwi seeds in your kiwi lime sorbet. Hold on to your hats, people, this site is about to feature food porn, as soon as I get a handle on this lens, baby. Oh, and a tripod to boot. No more fuzzy photos in low light because I can't hold the camera still enough.

I used the new lens to shoot this photo of a kiwi lime sorbet that I made that was painfully easy. It was easy because of two kitchen appliances that also make popular gifts, so if you're one of the lucky ones who received a food processor or an ice cream maker this holiday season, you're in luck. There was an abundance of kiwis right before we left for the holiday trip, so I skinned them all and threw them in the food processor with some sugar. Though the recipe didn't call for it, I threw in a lime (remove the seeds first) complete with its rind and pith. Allow the mixture to chill for an hour or so and then throw it into the ice cream maker and in a short hour, you've got sorbet. And the satisfaction of using your Christmas gift before January gets away from us.
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