in honor and celebration of our nation's heroes

memorial day
notes from maggie's farm

lemon-scented coconut milk panna cotta with mixed berries

1 cup coconut milk
1 pkt unflavored powdered gelatin
2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch salt
zest one large lemon
2 cups mixed fresh berries

Place the coconut milk in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan, stirring over medium heat about 5 minutes, being sure not to let the cream boil.  Add coconut milk and gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve gelatin. Continue heating on medium, 5 minutes. Add the honey, sugar, salt, and lemon zest, stirring until sugar is well dissolved. Remove from the heat. Pour into 4 dessert stems, or molds.( see alternative serving below). Allow to cool slightly, about ten minutes, then refrigerate until set, overnight (or about 8 hours)  Rinse and blot dry fresh berries, spoon atop panna cotta, and serve.

Alternatively, if using individual molds, unmold by carefully dipping the bottom of each ramekin or mold in a baking pan of hot water briefly. Run a thin knife around edge of each to loosen it from the inside of the mold. Wipe the outside of the mold dry, and carefully invert on an individual chilled serving plate, atop a puddle of blueberry coulis, below, garnish with berries, and serve. 

blueberry coulis
To one cup fresh blueberries in blender jar, add 1/8th cup honey, or to taste. Puree until smooth.

when you go home, tell them of us and say,
for their tomorrow, we gave our today--unknown 
Photo courtesy of Georgia Council on Economic Education
Thank you.


  1. Anonymous30 May, 2011

    Very nicely done.

  2. thank you so much, happy memorial day.

  3. Anonymous31 May, 2011

    Great pictures!

  4. Your panna cotta looks delicious. I'm picturing it in front of me with a wide smile on my face.

    PS Very moving post. I think it is important to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. Hope you are having a great weekend.

    I started my " Blog. It is in the VERY early phase. I can find content and take pictures, I just need help with writing the content. I should have concentrated more while I was in English class, LOL!

    I would love any input, feedback, etc.. from you and Kristina.

    1. Hey friend! Thank you!
      I would love to help you with your content. Just let me know what you want to have said, and I'll work with it, and see what you think. Words are my gig. ; }

      Hope you had a lovely weekend. We're off on a surprise trip to New Orleans for our anniversary! Woooohooooo!

  5. I love Panna Cotta-Yours is beautiful! And such a moving memorial. Glad I got to see this before I turn in for the night. It will continue to give me more reasons to be grateful.

    1. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was quiet, with an open house to attend on Monday evening, which we followed up with a drive in the convertible around the Hill Country. It was really nice.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Anonymous28 May, 2012

    Dearest Maggie - - nomz! As soon as I read the title of your post my salivary glands began working overtime. I love that we're in berry season, and that you coupled that with the Memorial Day comments. Lovely! ~ Red Dirt Kelly

    1. Thank you, Kelly! Hope you had a really nice long weekend....and are ready for a hot and happy summer!

  7. This looks yummy..I will give it a try. I am blessed to live in this great country and thanks to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those served and are serving this great country.

    1. I feel equally blessed, and am so happy you shared those thoughts and feelings with us. I hope you had a great weekend.

      Thank you for stopping by!


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