I know, I know, another green ice cream. While the asparagus ice cream may not be up your alley, I think this one will be a little more palatable, even to you less adventurous types. Avocados are already creamy and full of fat—truly the perfect ice cream fodder. This is by far the creamiest, richest ice cream I have ever tasted.
Some people love cooking, and some people love reading romance novels. Some people love both, and boy, they are in luck today, because I’ve found a genre of literature I never realized existed: the culinary romance!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I received a copy of Scrumptious, by Amanda Usen, and I was like “Hmmm… alright.” Romance novels are not my thing. They always remind me of the guidance counselor from 10 Things I Hate About You. Nevertheless, I plowed through. Upon devouring this book, I decided, okay, romance novels are still not really for me, but I can’t say I wasn’t entertained. Here’s a small selection of my favorite passages:
The white beans in his saute pan were thick and gloppy. He checked the flame under the pan. Not hot enough. The opposite of the problem he was having with Marlene.
Man’s best friend is a dog, but woman’s best friend is a vibrator.
“Not in my eggs. Otherwise, all set.”
There really is something for everyone in the food world. I prefer Anthony Bourdain’s memoirs, but if you are in the mood to read 314 pages of foodie puns, romance scenes and happy endings, make a date with Scrumptious.
Champagne cocktails are dead. Long live prosecco cocktails.
3/4 oz Nocello
3/4 oz cassis
Fill the glass with prosecco.
standing in the yard
small hands hold giant slices
juice drips in the grass
I came across this cute little haiku the other day on Garden Path. It was a brief, nostalgic take on the ultimate summer fruit: watermelon. This led to a search of haiku meme and a few minutes looking at various haiku attempts by people all over the web. Most of the haikus I came across were simple and sweet, though I came across some snarky ones on Twitter called #twaiku. One of my favorite examples was by Twitter User MJ:
Black socks being shown/at the 4 seasons cafe/pure class man. Pure class.
These cheeky twaikus were more my style and so I decided to try a few of my own that were a little more appropriate for ES: