Friday, July 22, 2011
Days Off and Ice Cream Love...
It feels like forever since I've been here! The illustrator finished up a round of Burn Notice (he's doing the web comic and while I don't normally mention what he's doing, people seem to really love that show and I figured a few of you would actually know what he's working on). So, we decided we needed to take some time to work on getting things organized with our stuff that was not related to work. I had no internet, so that meant major focus time. We got a lot accomplished, so that was a positive, but we are exhausted. Oh well, sometimes days off aren't really days off, but that's ok. It feels good to get things accomplished!

I had a few questions on the peach cobbler post about soaking my flours. I have found that soaking my gluten free flours helps them soak up the liquid better and really softens them up so when they are baked, they are a lot less grainy. I don't always think to do it ahead of time since most of my baking is done spur of the moment, but when I know I'm making something later in the day, I will go ahead and soak it. Just don't add the leavening agent to it (baking powder) until you are ready to bake it or it will lose its lift.

On a different note, this month is National Ice Cream Month and I realized that I have not celebrated yet. I need to get on it this weekend and makes some tasty treats! I can't decide if I should go with some of my old favorites or come up with something new? I do have a few ideas that I want to try, but here are some of my favorites...

 Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Pizzelles sounds good too!

I'm thinking some vanilla soft serve with caramelized bananas would be perfect too!

I'm normally a vanilla girl since I like to add things to it to change up the flavors. The illustrator got some coffee ice cream the other day, so now I'm craving that too. What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Do you like to add things to yours or do you keep it simple?

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 10:07 AM  
  • At July 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Anonymous Kristina @ spabettie said…

    I had no idea it was national ice cream month!! thanks for the heads up, I still have a few days! :)

    I am actually in the middle of making a new ice cream flavor... yesterday I made the "thing" that will be part of the "filling" ;) I'm excited.

    that's actually really cool to hear what The Illustrator is working on - I always wonder! :)

    happy weekend to you all!

  • At July 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Interesting on the soaking of the flour. I need to keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing that info tidbit! Hope you're having a good day!

  • At July 22, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Congrats to your hubby! I've never seen that show, but it's quite popular among my friends.

  • At July 22, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I'm totally a vanilla girl, too. What makes my ice cream amazing is DEF the toppings. They're very important!

  • At July 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    woohoo, this is a good month then! It definitely depends on the weather and my mood for my flavors. I like coffee at night and vanilla/berry during the day. Weird I know.

  • At July 22, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Blogger Farty Girl said…

    Weren't you the one who came up with oatmeal ice cream?! Pretty brilliant stuff as always! I think the brown sugar and flax is my favorite... flax is such a blah sounding food, but the brown sugar brightens it right up. :-)

  • At July 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I'll take some vanilla soft serve with the caramelized banana AND peanut butter. Please. With a cherry on top. :)

  • At July 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Anonymous Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said…

    what a great drool worthy post!

    have a great weekend sweeetie :)

  • At July 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Anonymous lee said…

    Definitely vanilla here too! I don't mind if it's plain or with things in it, as long as it's a vanilla base.

  • At July 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Anonymous Jess@HealthyExposures said…

    You're ice cream always leaves my mouth watering. Such great flavors. I think I'd be allll over the brown sugar flax ;)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  • At July 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Anonymous Heather said… cream is my most favorite treat EVER. My favoritest is chocolate pb from Baskin Robbins. I get it about once a year and enjoy every lick. :)

  • At July 24, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Anonymous Madeline- Greens and Jeans said…

    I LOVE ice cream. And to be honest, I'm more of a soft serve girl, but few things beat a perfect cone of maple walnut ice cream.

  • At July 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Anonymous Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said…

    All I know is that I am going to make your Brown Sugar Flax Oatmeal Ice cream right away. It sounds unbelievable. And so does vanilla soft serve with caramelized bananas!! I have been taking a total break from the computer while the kids have been home for summer break. It feels good but I am feeling quite out of the online happenings! I did not even remember about National Ice Cream month! LOL

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