Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Watermelon and Lemongrass Sorbet

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My son has just turned 17...
It feels like yesterday, I was in labour room, waiting in anticipation and in pain for our bundle of joy to arrive. One can never forget Magical moments like that (even the 'moment' when I told the nurse and hubby off, for trying to comfort me by  giving me a tummy massage...hee hee ).


He taught us what parenting is all about (prepared us well to become parents for the second time round)
He gives us so much joy...love struck  ~ drooling and teething at 3 months old, uttered first word at 8 months old... I was desperately wanting his first word to be Mommy but NO!!! it was 'Lowee...' for lorry.... harumphhh Boys!!! raised eyebrows
He never stopped from then on...he would talk and talk and talk... followed by questions and questions and questions... 
Talking about him and his questions...
One day, we were walking along the pavement from the carpark to the shop... and my 2 year old saw a manhole, he turned to his dad and asked
'Dad, why is this call a manhole and not a womanhole?'
I was trying very... very hard not to laugh in front of my 2 year old...laughing Logical, innocent question but we adult took it the wrong way ... he'd 'kill' me if he knows that I blogged about this.. the big IF... he ever read my blog anyway...



Happy 17th Birthday…



My Dearest Beloved Son...may your journey in life be as sweet as  watermelon.... fresh and full of zest as lemongrass... and keep cool all the time...big hug

Recipe
1kg watermelon
1 cup sugar
1/2cup water
4 lemongrass stalk - coarsely chopped
  1. Cut and diced the watermelon and place in blender.
  2. Blend and sieve.
  3. Refrigerate the watermelon juice.
  4. In a small pot, bring sugar, water and chunky lemongrass to boil then simmer for 10 minutes or until the syrup thicken (just slightly). Leave it to cool.
  5. Mix the watermelon and lemongrass syrup (note: I'd go easy with the syrup if the watermelon is sweet)
  6. Using ice-cream maker, churn for 10-20 minutes (note: according to the manufacturer recommendation), and then freeze the sorbet for at least 2 hours before serving.
its melting fast......

26 comments:

  1. I can't believe you have a 17 year old. Happy birthday to him!

    That watermelon and lemongrass sorbet looks fantastic and so refreshing in this heat today! Gorgeous photos too.

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  2. Happy belated Birthday to your son! He is very handsome.

    This sorbet loooks divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Interesting combination & nice pics.

    And hehe, that was cute. It's funny how kids ask questions we probably never thought of ourselves :D

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  4. Does he know you're putting up his baby photo for all and sundry to observe? Heh... before you know it you'll be thinking of his wedding menu and perhaps a big kawah of ayam masak merah for the kenduri.

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  5. Happy birthday to your son. You must be proud of him. I do not own an ice-maker. How can I do your mouthwartering sorbet?

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  6. Jennifer
    LOL...I take it as a compliment that I am not that old too.. I am only few years away from the big FIVE 0 :)

    Rosa
    Thank you Rosa :D

    Nisha
    they are full of surprises... good surprises :D

    Pickyin
    He is Ok with this baby photos as long as not the 'Togel' ones ;P
    I could see myself playing with cucu in less than 15 yrs time ... :D

    Loula
    Thank you :D
    Make it into Granita... :D
    Here is the link on how to make granita
    http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/1360/how+to+make+granita

    Enjoy

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  7. No matter how old he gets, he will still be your baby boy...I love reading the blog and the sorbet looks really refreshing. Happy Birthday to your son...This treat, I have got to try

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  8. Hi Lisa, happy birthday to your handsome boy.
    I love your watermelon sorbet, so refreshing.
    Have a nice day.

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  9. OH wow.. Happy belated bday to your leng jai son!! :)

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  10. Lisa,your posts are short and sweet but touchy.Looking at your son,I can't wait to see my two boys grow up like that.They are so chatty and inquisitive and adore cars.Belated B'day wishes to your son and let him be the joy of your eyes !

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  11. Happy Birthday to your son! Like how we say in dialect - so YAN DAO? (handsome) or "stylo milo"? :P
    Pardon my poor grasp of dialect.

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  12. MyFudo
    We always tell them that :D

    Amelia
    Thank you Amelia :D

    Leemei
    to'chieh :)

    Love and Other spices
    Thank you :D
    I am a left brainer...hence not very creative in writing and composing...hehhehe

    tigerfish
    Thank you... :)

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  13. Happy belated Birthday to your handsome boy!
    Gotta make some sorbet with melons when summer arrives!

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  14. Happy 17 to your son and to the proud mom too :-).
    What a wonderful sorbet! Just looking at it makes me feel like summer :-)

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  15. happy birthday to your son! and i must say he is one handsome chap ;p

    and these sorbet pictures remind me of those ice balls i love to have years ago! pairing watermelon with lemongrass sounds super refreshing!

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  16. Angie
    I am making ice-creams and sorbet this summer :D

    Cooking Rookie
    Thank you :D

    Janine
    Thank you :)
    Just made ice-balls last month...

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  17. No matter how old they are...they are still babies in our eyes na. Couldn't believe you are a Momma for a 17 year old boy. ;)

    I've got a long way to go to see my kids grown up. Till then I will cherish everyday of us together. They'll have their own life then.

    Anyways, Happy 17th to your charming son. Wish him every success in life.

    Watermelon sorbet..here I've come for you!!! ;

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  18. This sorbet looks amazing. Definitely have to make it this summer!

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  19. Happy Birthday to your son! This sorbet is incredibly gorgeous as are the photos.

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  20. Happy birthday to your handsome boy :) As for this sorbet .. just gorgeous and I kind of like anything with lemon grass in it!

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  21. Love2CookMalaysia
    That's what I have been 'drilling' into my kids... even they are 65 yrs old and I live to be 90... they will still my babies ;P

    Rikki
    Thank you :D

    Sylvie
    Thank you :)

    kankana
    thank you... I love lemongrass :D

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  22. Amazing sorbet -- I am curious to taste watermelon + lemongrass, together :)

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  23. kiran
    Thank you :)
    Sugar and spice makes everything nice :D

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  24. I am not sure how I missed this post????! I'm following you via email too... Happy Belated Birthday to your handsome son! Kids grow up very fast, and I'm feeling it. The watermelon and lemongrass? Such a lovely combination!

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  25. What a sweet post, Lisa... And you really do have a talent for photography, even those younger piks of him when he was a baby looks stunning. Happy belated birthday to your son! Hope you all had a warm and fantastic celebration as a family =)

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  26. Nami
    Emails do have their 'mood' too ;)

    Winston
    those were taken with my first and very old SLR Canon :D

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