Thursday, April 07, 2005

I Scream, You Scream...

...we all scream for the first ice cream of the year!

The lovely Phoenix came by yesterday to learn how to make samosas in preparation for an impending visit from the fair Titania. After making the kitchen smell absolutely wonderful and splitting a test samosa (quality control check, you know), we decided to head out to dinner at the local Mexican place.

And wouldn't you know it, but after some good, fresh, spicy salsa, savory enchiladas, and a yummy chalupa loaded with beans and lettuce and guacamole, we just had to travel a little further up the road for dessert: ice cream.

Now, this isn't just any old ice cream. This is ice cream that comes from a local dairy farm that uses no chemicals or artificial hormones for either their feed or their cows. The milk they produce is pasteurized but not homogenized, and they sell it in glass bottles so that you can see the cream separate out at the top. Very cool.

And so the ice cream... coming from well-raised cows by a family that cares about the product... ends up as a rich, creamy, flavorful treat that any ice cream fan would love. To get it, you have to go to their ice cream shop (only one!) since they don't appear to distribute the ice cream at local groceries (unlike the milk).

Darn.

While Phoenix enjoyed her coconut almond fudge in a sugar cone (ooooh, good choice!) and Mr. Nice Guy opted for a sundae that layered a rich brownie with chocolate ice cream and hot fudge sauce, I took great delight in half-scoops of both mocha mud (coffee ice cream with Oreo bits) and tin hoof (vanilla ice cream with chocolate and peanuts swirled into it). We sat outside and listened to the spring peepers off in the woods... such a wonderful treat on a warm spring evening!

Sometimes it's good to indulge yourself... very good, indeed.

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