Thursday, August 5, 2010


How cool is this?!!? August 10th is Duran Duran Appreciation Day! Yeah... they have their very own appreciation day! I love the boys of Duran times 2... sigh... swoon... Simon... how I loved you... love you. Who doesn't like Duran Duran? Really? They are all things that made the 80's grand: beautiful group of musically minded guys with the fashion sense (ok I admit... "fashion sense" might be pushing it for the 80's) to boot! They could sing and make music videos like nobody's business. They had us girls eating it up (with a spoon... like gag me!). Come on... tell me you didn't want to paint your face like a tiger and sing 'Rio' at top volume! And the colored leather vests with no shirt under?!? Please!

Sooo... my like minded pal Chris of Melecotte thought a
dedicatory blog post was in order and I was all about being a part of it! Ode to Duran Duran; Hungry Like the Wolf Blog Event. Make a dish of your choosing, tie it to the band and post. Done deal!

From the hit that is 'Rio' I give you "Cherry Ice Cream smile... I suppose it's very nice..."


2 Cups fresh, pitted cherries
1 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 Cups vanilla flavored yogurt

Remove the pits from your cherries and toss into a bowl along with the sugar and almond extract. Allow to chill for on
e hour to "marinate". Stir in lemon juice and yogurt and pour into your prepared ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers directions. Freeze completely for at least one hour and up to one week in the freezer.


  1. Love this!! The Frozen Yogurt AND the tie into D2. Thanks for joining me in celebrating D2 Appreciation day. ;) You've made it totally Fun!

  2. Oh my, i remembered Duran Duran too!!! I love them too. Those were the days in the 80s! LOL! And i wore those tshirts with cut-outs on the shoulder and those flash-dance tights..hahahaha...

    And your yogurt looks delicious!

    PS: I love your pink bowl!

  3. This looks fabulous. I'm thinking of adding some chocolate and making some this weekend.

  4. My rendition of this is in the ice cream maker now! ;) Rock on!

  5. "Cherry ice cream smile" I love it!! Duran Duran has been on high rotation on my iTunes this week :)

  6. the added almond extract sounds yummy!

  7. I love cherry anything, and my hubby loves ice cream. I think we could really do some serious damage with this yummy recipe. I do think a little chocolate sauce would be nice on the side . . .