The best kind of gift.

A few weeks back, a team of guys came and picked the lemons from our orchard.  This harvest will happen about two to three times a year for lemons, which produce pretty much year round.  Our foreman Raul highly recommended the contractor who picked lemons for the previous owner of the farm, so I called up Simon and ended up feeling very satisfied with the results.  Not to mention that the very last day of picking, I answered a knock at the door from Simon, who was grinning and holding an entire flat of the most delicious strawberries you’ve ever tasted.  Too many for my small family to eat, we took some up to Raul, but he said no.  Simon had brought him a flat, too.  Smart man because I now think of strawberries when I think of Simon, and that’s one happy association.

So, we ended up finding a few grateful recipients for some of the strawberries, and we then used the remainder various smoothies, desserts and snacks in the days to come.  Closing in on the last couple pints, Mom had one heck of a brainstorm – strawberry ice cream, and given that none of us are eating a whole lot of dairy right now for various reasons, she also remembered Cheeseslave’s Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream.  God bless her.

She tweaked, and on the second try, she nailed it.

Click HERE for the Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe…

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  • I love the idea of using coconut milk in ice cream. And I wish I could come and pick lemons at your orchard ; )

    June 20, 2011
  • I made a pretty good chutney with strawberries this weekend – it was an experiment that actually reaped excellent results – will definitely try the coconut milk ice cream – genius idea!

    June 20, 2011
  • LisaW

    Yum! Looks like y’all hit the strawberry jackpot ;-)

    June 20, 2011
  • I am so jealous of your new home I can’t even tell you. An abundance of strawberries? What? Really?! How great is that! Enjoy!

    June 21, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      Awe… thanks Brooke! You’ll have to come visit!

      June 23, 2011
  • Terrific recipe! I love the idea of having an ice cream that’s dairy free. We don’t always want to eat dairy, so this would be a great alternative for us. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Peace. ;)

    June 21, 2011
  • What a charmed existence the farm life is!! I was still following your old blog and wondered why you hadn’t posted anything in such a long time….then I remembered you have re-located, both virtually and in real life! :)
    So glad to be here, taking in all the natural, farm-y goodness.
    Happy Summer Solstice!

    June 22, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      Hi Dawn! I always love seeing a comment from YOU! I’ve loved following your pregnancy. What a lucky little boy to be entering into a house so filled to the brim with love…

      June 23, 2011

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