|Perry's Pomegranate and Dragon Fruit Sorbet|
One of these new building is a "Dandy" Mart. A gas station/convenience store chain around here. After walking around about an hour I decided to stop in for a treat. I plopped for Perry's, a regional ice cream favorite ("Life is just a bowl of Perry's").
I looked up dragon fruit. It is described as a sweet, bland fruit from a cactus like plant, resembling the fruit from a prickly pear. I didn't see anything on the ingredients list that said dragon fruit, so it must just be one, of the flavoring ingredients, not entitled to it's own listing. Oh well, at least there was enough of the pomegranate to show up pretty high on the ingredient list, and it is undoubtedly the healthiest part of the sorbet.
I looked up Perry's on-line. It has a pretty interesting history. It began when Mr. Perry bought a dairy near Akron, Ohio. In 1932 he and his son began making ice cream. Fourth generation Perry's are involved in the company. They buy most of their milk locally (within a 50 mile radius of Akron).They have a green initiative as well, see it at http://www.perrysicecream.com/news/green-efforts/
The sorbet was not as colorful as the two lilies pictured. It is an intense pink but not glowing like these flowers. These are two of
the end of the growing year Lowe's clearance things I planted when I was visiting last November. I wasn't sure anything would survive but the mild winter seemed to help everything out. I have two tall lilies that haven't bloomed yet, they are different types and grow much taller.
The container herbs, lemon balm, peppermint, and rosemary are doing great. Grandk #1 has gotten the knack of pinching off leaves and tasting them. She seems to like them. I guess this is part of my "green initiative", to raise a grandchild who appreciates plants, nature, DIY and sustainability.
|Container herb garden|
When I think of a New Heaven and a New Earth, it would look something like a place where people keep their promises and commitments.