Summer will end as all summers do. Too soon. Before it is gone in the haste of living, take time to remember what made this one special for you.
Summer began with a morning date demonstration on grilling at Sur la Table.
Nothing dangerous. Except we packed credit cards.
Background. My husband's first love was butter. It was his first instruction to me as a new bride- ONLY real butter is served in our home.
A surprise addition to the lesson plan at the demonstration was how to make our own butter at home. All you need is cream- and this 1200 watt wonder-machine.
I would never have brought back this handsome Australian machine if I hadn't had my husband to blame the extravagance on. The chef showed my love how the powerful Breville Sous Chef TM food processor can pulsate cream into silky butter in 2 1/2 minutes.
You can hear it when the butter is ready to scoop from the machine. It makes this little thunk-ity thunk noise. As the solids magically spin lightly yellow- the most luscious buttermilk separates from it.
Now his wife not only writes delicious copy; she churns world class butter.
Tip: If you have a Smart and Final store nearby- while any heavy cream will do - they carry Alta Dena Manufacturing Cream- which is worth seeking out.
As is a good gym membership. Any day I'm not lifting plants in the garden, I am on the treadmill or lifting weights at Fitness Advantage in Diamond Bar.
Top image from Sur la Table website.