September 14th is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. It is tradition to dip apples in honey to bring in a sweet new year. There also seems to be a tradition of serving honey cake at holiday dinner. However, every honey cake I ever tasted was terrible and I could not understand why my grandmotherRead more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sorry. Couldn’t resist 😁
Warning: This post is going to get a bit food nerdy. I’ll do my best to keep myself in check but you were warned.
The problem with homemade ice cream, whether using a machine or not, is it becomes too icy. The texture does not compare to store bought or restaurant made quality. This is a shame because the ingredients we use at home can be a much higher quality. So how do we solve this problem?
When I mention the words “olive oil cake,” I am always surprised at the reactions I get. They range from “what cake?” to “eew” to simply wrinkling their nose. Each time I am utterly amazed how many people have not heard of olive oil cake and consequently how many people are missing out on something so wonderful.
Growing up ice cream was paramount in our household. It was always in the freezer and we ate it everyday, year round. It was not merely a summer treat to us. My father’s idea of a bowl of ice cream consisted of three healthy scoops, not marbles as he referred to stingy dips. Now an ice cream parlor just opened near me claiming they have Philly-sized scoops. I don’t know what Philly-sized scoops are (they would be just scoops to us), but I’m guessing they are large since my family’s idea of a bowl of ice cream is about 5 or 6 times what a serving of gelato in Italy would be.