June 17, 2016
Makes 6 servings 21/4 pounds strawberries, hulled 1 cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise 2 strips of lemon peel 11/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup whole milk 4 medium egg yolks Equipment: Fine-mesh nylon sieve Ice cream maker Plastic freezer-safe container 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the strawberries in an ovenproof ceramic dish or a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Toss with ¼ cup of the sugar and tuck one half of the vanilla bean and the lemon peels in with the berries.
June 3, 2016
Makes one ice cream float 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream 1 bottle Free Will Kriek Lambic 1. Place scoop of ice cream into glass. 2. Fill remainder of glass with lambic. 3. Grab a straw and enjoy. Note: Substitute a sweeter lambic, like Lindemans Framboise, and combine with chocolate ice cream. - From Don Russell a.k.a. "Joe Sixpack" Per serving: 341 calories, 4 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrates, 15 grams sugar, 8 grams fat, 32 milligrams cholesterol, 71 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber.
May 23, 2016 |
I'm being gaslighted by my refrigerator. For months, I'd been suspicious of my freezer; specifically, that it's thawing and refreezing my food. A bag of frozen peas, once loose and flexible, is transmuted into a solid block of bumpy ice by the time I go to cook them. No matter how many times I've sneaked "just a spoonful" from a pint of ice cream - yes, living-alone rules - the ice cream's surface will be rendered smooth and flat, the evidence of my nibbling erased. "Maybe I didn't break my diet, after all," I'd say to myself the next night I opened the container.
May 23, 2016 |
A pint of ice cream, lurking innocently in the freezer, is a dangerous thing. Chris Gheysens, 45, Wawa chief executive, knows it all too well. "My favorite Wawa ice cream is cookie dough. I've definitely been known to double dip, maybe triple dip. "But, if I want a Wawa treat, I'm a cheesecake smoothie guy," Gheysens said. "They are amazing and reduce stress with the first sip. " Stress reduction matters to someone like Gheysens, who leads a company that is growing by a store a week.
May 22, 2016 |
Somewhere this weekend, the lovelorn, the lonely, the lustful will stand alone before an open freezer with a single spoon, ready to plunge into the consolation only an entire container of something creamy with fudge ribbons and caramel swirls can bring. Ignoring the calories, the fat grams, the added sugars on the label is easy. Who can read that tiny type at such a time? Over-consumers are about to have a tougher time looking the other way. First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday the long-awaited overhaul of the familiar Nutrition Facts labels.
February 12, 2016
Cheese or ice cream? Why not both? Can't decide between a cheese course and dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner? Here's a compromise. Weckerly's Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm collaborated on limited-edition ice-cream sandwiches that are sweet, savory, and even a little funky. We liked the Fat Cat's Creamsicle: ice cream made with semi-soft Fat Cat cheese spread and blood orange balsamic marmalade, between two olive-oil shortbread cookies. - Samantha Melamed Fat Cat's Creamsicle ice cream sandwich, $4.99 each, available till Feb. 14 at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220.
January 16, 2016 |
Question: What the heck do you do when you and your partner have agreed to eat more healthfully, but then your partner regularly suggests impulse buys that undermine that decision? I don't want to be the person having a fit in the store because my partner's going down the ice cream aisle again, but if we've agreed in advance (many times) to not buy stuff that tempts us both, how do you deal with that frustration in the moment? Answer: "In the moment" is possibly the worst place to deal with frustration, offering the lowest chance you'll stay calm and say what you mean.
January 7, 2016 |
Rob Sigafoos had to give a lecture in Norway for his work with Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, so he and his wife, Susan Hankin, tacked on some time and backpacked. Another lecture the next year took him to Denmark, so the couple went bicycling. And when she was teaching in Portland, Ore., they took a weekend hiking trip to Mount Rainier. "It's an opportunity to go to a place that we might not have thought about otherwise," said Hankin, 56, a University of Maryland Law School associate professor who lives in Kennett Square.
October 9, 2015 |
The Berkey Creamery at Pennsylvania State University was at full throttle on a recent Friday morning. The Nittany Lions were playing Rutgers the next day - the second of five home football games in a row, something that hasn't happened in nearly a century. That means an extraordinarily high demand for "Peachy Paterno," "Alumni Swirl," and other frozen flavors distinctive to the oldest collegiate creamery in the United States, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. On a usual day, the store serves 2,500 customers.