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Monday, September 28, 2009

O food for Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and I am going to try to do my part. The more noise we can make... the more attention that this silent killer will get.

Ms Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso are hosting the 'O' food challenge to help raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. The challenge is to post a food that begins or ends with an 'O'. So, for this challenge I am posting a creamy GelatO from Cooking Light with the last of our southern strawberries and a little southern buttermilk.
Strawberry GelatO
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
5 cups quartered strawberries (about 4 pints)
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a large bowl; cool completely.Place strawberries in a blender, and process until smooth. Add strawberry puree and buttermilk to sugar syrup; stir to combine.
Pour the strawberry mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Yum! You still have time to enter an 'O' recipe before 12:30 tonight (Italy time). These are the prizes you can win...
1st: Signed copy of Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen by Gina DePalma, who is currently battling ovarian cancer, inspired this event, and will be choosing her favorite recipe for this prize;
2nd: Signed copy of Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home by Mario Batali (winner chosen by Sara);
3rd: Signed copy of Vino Italiano: The Regional Italian Wines of Italy by Joseph Bastianich (winner chosen by Michelle).

If you just want to dig in your pocketbook to support Ovarian Cancer... click here!
You might also want to peek at this interview with Gina DePalma that was posted today. We 'know' Gina from Slow Travel and wish her nothing but health and slow travels!
Thanks y'all


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Sweet mercy! That looks divine!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Leigh~ sweet... for a good cause

nanny said...

O food!!! I'll have to think about that one.

Maria I. said...

It's still gelato weather here and we still have strawberries coming in from California. Great recipe for a great cause.

barb cabot said...

Oh my goodness Sandi...a gelato...yummy. Thank you Thank you.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Nanny~ oh food... LoL
Maria~ our local fresh strawberries are mostly gone... until next year
Barb~ gelato just brings the taste and smell of Italy!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Delicious O food for the event Sandi.

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