Sadhvi Sez: Stay Cool with Clara’s Italian Ice!


It’s been really hot on the eastern side of the US.  Or maybe it’s just a long hot flash?  Either way, I haven’t felt like doing much cooking lately.  I try to take it easy and make simple things for dinner, like cold beet salad (I LOVE BEETS!) with fresh goat cheese and something from the garden, like dill.  I have a feeling that everyone has their own recipe with their own memories from their grandma or mother making it, so I won’t post mine.  You do know that I really don’t follow any recipes anyways, right?  And that it’s too hot for me to prepare dinner AND write down what I’m doing?

Oh, and by the way, if you happen to be living on the western coast of the States, where it’s been cold, well, you can still make fresh steamed or juiced beets – beets are so good for you.  Didn’t Dr. Oz talk about them recently?

But here is a recipe from Clara, who is almost taking the place of Oprah.  I find this woman fascinating!  She’s lived through the depression, and she looks good and has a lot of energy, still. She has her own website, and her own book.  Maybe everyone but me knows about Clara, but if you are not familiar with her, take a few moments to watch her in action.  I think you’ll agree, she’s a treasure.

P.S. Thanks Garima for sharing.

Stay Cool,



About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

6 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: Stay Cool with Clara’s Italian Ice!

  1. Loved this video – yes us old folks can tell a lot to the younger children -if they will listen. Our children are all good cooks and good at taking picture and of course having backyard gardens. They inherited this from their parents and grandparents. Now for Clara’s Ice, well we never had this growing up in the 30’s, but we did make ice cream by all taking turns churning it. No we did not have a fridge, but did not need one as there was no ice cream left over. Thanks Sadhvi for sharing.

  2. Clara is 95 years old and doesn’t forget that she has to check on her Italian ice every hour for 5 hours? I’m 72 and I would probably forget after 10 mins. after putting it in the freezer. God bless women like Clara! She gives me hope. And thank you Sadhvi for sharing. I now have another reason for being on the computer instead of doing housework.

  3. @Lisa, yes, old people, especially old ladies, are fascinating to me…and now Clara! Will also tune in on August 18th to see what she has to say on her birthday! Wishing you well Lisa….

  4. I haven’t seen Clara for a couple of years now. I remember one afternoon just being obsessed with her website. So much wisdom. I’m glad you brought this out… I definitely want to tune in on August 18th. Such a special lady.

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