After lunch summer treat, shared with a friend.
One of Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, cut in half at the deli counter.
Perfect for us to share.
the Ice Cream is lactose-free http://www.leonaspgh.com/flavors
Maura and I went to Staples today and the man in front of us was getting signs laminated for his business- AN ICE CREAM TRUCK. I am nostalgic for the ice cream trucks of my childhood. We discovered he would be in our neighborhood later after lunch so Maura and I went by the Highland Park Pool and saw some campers lining up to order cool treats. When I met him in the morning, I’d asked if it would be okay to photograph him as part of the ongoing People at Work series and he agreed.
A minimum order of $20 and he will bring his truck to your game, fundraiser, company picnic, birthday party, sporting event, church socia or family reunion. You name it. He sponsors a lot of East End sports teams, too.
Maura had the water ice, cherry flavor and I had a classic ice cream sandwich. Perfect for a summer afternoon. As we left to get into our car Maura said it was great he didn’t play annoying music!
Meet the Youngblood family. James, Eric and Ziarrah. James told me he has been in the ice cream business for six years now. He became self employed as he was having difficulty finding a job so put everything he had, plus a loan of a thousand, into purchasing the truck. I asked him what he does in the winter, Deep Fried Cornish Hens! On a FoodTruck.
James, Ziarrah and Eric work as a team.
Campers and swimmers and families line up to buy ice cream or chips and a drink.
Cilantro. On the side.
I’ve read that for some people it tastes like soap.
Others can pile it on and enjoy the distinctive flavor.
Cilantro- what do you say?
yes or no?
What makes us like or dislike tastes? Last night at the Kiez Eis store one of the ice cream flavors was Spargel/asparagus. Another distinctive flavor. I wasn’t brave to try it although I eat it as a vegetable.
My DIL told me recently they offered Cilantro Ice Cream flavor and it was delicious. To her. Would you try it?
Faded signage Friday. Today I was missing the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Not sure why WordPress eliminated that weekly word prompt but I always liked coming up with an image or two to respond. Decided I would create my own challenge for Friday. I realize there are many photographers specializing in these ghost signs. Hope I can find another one for next Friday.
Looked up Rieck’s Ice Cream See The Pittsburgh Press Page from 1945 below
Brushstroke fingers of clouds. Last evening in Berlin, I was walking to Kiez Eis to pick up special order of a pint of vanilla ice cream to accompany our dessert. My farewell dinner. Here’s what I saw at the end of the street. Like a hand of brushstrokes- clouds in the sky.
Two different street views of the fingers of clouds.
Today was a hot summer day.
Which flavor would you choose?
I chose Salted Butter Caramel in a handmade cone.
I thought it interesting that all the flavors were written in English.
Goltzstrasse 3 in Berlin
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