I credit my daughter Laura with the idea of the twist cone for the weekly challenge.
I credit Steve with taking me to the Twisters Ice Cream on Main Street in Bloomfield, a little hole in the wall place with service at the window- only! As he waited in the car, I got out to order.
I credit the woman who made the medium size twist cone for me, who was gracious to hold it while I took an iPhone photo of it along with the logo on her T-shirt. I told her the word of the week was TWISTED.
And I give much credit to the few people who had to be patient to order their cones, splits and shakes, who waited while I took a few extra seconds to take my shot,
Eight years ago I photographed Twisters Ice Cream store at night and blogged it
A delicious lunch with a nice friend on Wednesday. Amel’s Restaurant describes itself “Homey Mediterranean & Middle Eastern eatery” –
I had the Butternut Squash Tortellini with Sage Butter and Pine Nuts and an Amel’s Salad.
For dessert our server went into the kitchen and chopped up fresh baklava and mixed it with vanilla ice cream. Oh my. Honey syrup, walnuts and flaky phyllo and a smidgen of cinnamon perhaps?
So refreshing. We shared one order but I know I could have eaten it all by myself. Oink!
A mid winter treat . Steve slid open a sectioned tray and offered me this tiny ice cream cone after supper. It was frozen and so hard, I let it sit on the iPad stand to warm a bit before eating it. Just the right amount. I’d never seen an ice cream cone this small.
Flavor Preferences. What do you like to taste? Is there a flavor you avoid or don’t like?
Is there a difference between a flavor and a taste?
Where do our preferences come from?
Who are the flavorists who add the flavors to what we consume? I’m not even getting into natural vs. artificial flavors.
People within the same family prefer different flavors. How they taste.
Some individuals detest licorice. Others love it. Cilantro? Spices? Peppermint?
If a family gets ice cream cones does everyone choose the same flavor?
Varieties of flavored waters, drinks and seltzers are big sellers.
Wikipedia -“Of the three chemical senses, smell is the main determinant of a food item’s flavor. Five basic tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory) are universally recognized”
I regret not purchasing this particular drink flavor- I’d really like to taste it (seen at Thanksgiving where sold at the Gourmet Garage NYC). Seeing the photo in my phone reminded me I didn’t taste it. Thinking about rhubarb makes me salivate a bit(yep, I said that). My mouth water. I like rhubarb. The tartness. Next trip, I’m buying it!
I’m sure there are people who don’t like Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. Garlic, Ginger. Cinnamon.
(see America’s favorite ice cream flavors)
Favorite flavors of jelly beans by state available
neighborhood Ice cream. That’s what the translation is! Celebrating a year in business.
The neighborhood of Schoenberg in Berlin Germany. All the other ic shops are shuttered for winter break.
Worth a trip to Berlin.
You might have seen my recent post about the unique and delicious Lebkuchen IceCream.
Meet Herr Gunnar Bruckner. Owner and creator of all the wonderfully flavorful ice cream. I asked if he would be in my People at Work Series and he graciously agreed. After twenty five years in United Nations and International Affairs Work, he has found his home. And close to home. Right in the neighborhood.
He showed me how he mixes the ice cream and has several freezers with different temperatures.
Using the finest ingredients from trusted sources is key to success. Saffron threads. German Mustard Seed Pickles, and Vanilla beans which he scrapes out the interior. He’s made cilantro ice cream and I had the fresh plum. There was grapefruit and elderberry and mango, too. I asked if there were any flavors which didn’t work out and he told me about a goat cheese one with way too much goat cheese- a tiny dollop okay for a small canapé but not acceptable to sell as ice cream. An expensive experiment but people enjoy the German mustard seeds/ pickles ice cream.
Did I mention he can make a fancy coffee or espresso for you, too?
Scooping out small scoops so the chocolate shake I ordered for my DIL will mix perfectly.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post featuring Dagmar Bruckner, glass bead Artist with a shop and gallery just around the corner.
She created this glass pin for her husband’s lapel. A good conversation starter.
Ooops it’s already Fall.
The Satisfaction of an impromptu summer dessert after the meal
Good to be alive at sixty-five.
Happy Medicare card to me. I can get that free bus pass now.
My sister and I are in Columbus OH on the big birthday eve after our family gatherings and driving over 1700 miles.
Laura and James hosting a July 4th birthday celebration for me tomorrow.
Here’s a photo collage with some of my favorite things- my family, pignoli, fireworks, coffee ice cream, raspberries, Zeke’s coffee, reading books, teapots, knitting and sock monkeys. Oh yes, a few shots of me throughout the years.