When it comes to preparing for a pandemic, while everyone else is stockpiling toilet paper and cans of soup, a farm girl knows that it's what's in the freezer that counts.
Don’t know if I was Japanese in another life or just always meant to visit, but Japan is truly heaven for ice cream lovers like me. It’s literally everywhere. Soft serve cones are available at practically every turn, from street food vendors to coffee shops. It’s highly likely ice cream or some other fabulous sweet... Continue Reading →
This simple scoop is creamy and smooth, with a flavor that is subtly sweet and even a little savory. Consider it the new vanilla.
This latest apple cider ice cream is a pretty pumpkin latte-hued scoop with a creamy texture and a lovely fall spice flavor somewhere between a mulled cider and a chai tea latte.
As far as farms go, my family's is pretty unique. It's both a fully operational dairy farm and apple orchard. Normally, one would pick one or the other. Truly, aside from both being farms, they are entirely different businesses. Clearly I come from a long line of over-achievers (or maybe over-committers...). There actually was some... Continue Reading →
I almost always keep a stash of brownies and vanilla ice cream in my freezer for "emergencies." But in the spirit of the New Year, I decided to give my standard Brownie Sundae a makeover and go blonde. Pair this recipe for Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Chip Blondies and you'll believe in makeover miracles!
Wintertime may not necessarily be the time of year you think of Wine Country as a prime destination, but I love visiting this time of year. The fall crowds are gone, you can drop into restaurants on the fly without a reservation, and you can get a spot at a tasting room bar without feeling... Continue Reading →
For the second part of my holiday baking spree for the company holiday potluck, I focused on another favorite spiced holiday flavor: gingerbread. When it comes to the cookie form, I've never been as big a fan of the crunchy gingerbread cookies. But give me a good chewy version with a glass of milk and... Continue Reading →
Mahalo to my husband for arranging an amazing birthday vacation to Maui, Hawaii. Not only was it the absolute perfect week of sun and relaxation, it provided a great opportunity to sample a brand new ice cream scene! While Hawaiian Shaved Ice and a wide range of pineapple-themed sweets are more prevalent, I managed to... Continue Reading →
For the past several years, I have spent Thanksgiving with my husband's family in Tucson, Arizona. While it is a big departure from the Thanksgivings of my past (freezing cold weather, sometimes snow, homemade apple pie), I have been enjoying new traditions with the Guzmans (warm weather, family game night, food with serious kick!). And... Continue Reading →