Ice Cream

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Today I’m going to share with you part two of my holiday trifecta dessert, which consists of a Gingerbread Financier, topped with a subtle Gingerbread Ice Cream, and a Candy Cane shapped Tuile topped with Candided Goji berries.

We started this trifecta which I pictured in my previous post with Candied Goji Berry Topped Tuiles in the shape of Candy Canes.

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Pumpkin Ale Float

The whether in L.A. has been a little wacky these past few days. Cool and raining one day… then the next it’s like the hands of time have gone back and we are right in the middle of summer again.

Well, they are predicting a few more days of 80 and 90 degree weather this week. So, I came up with a cool and refreshing drink to enjoy, one that reminds us that yes, in fact we have moved onto Autumn and one you can put it together in less than 2 minutes flat!

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Apple Tatin Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’ve been reading Chef Migoya’s new cookbook Frozen Desserts for some time now and I have to say I am completely blown away by it. And this by the way has nothing to do with the fact that ice cream happens to be my favorite dessert! 😉

This book is truly a masterpiece, some serious time and thought went into the making of this book. I’ve learned so much thanks to the level of detail found in each of the topics discussed and the easy to read explanations. (I’m completely smitten with it.)

As a starting point Chef Migoya takes us through a brief history of frozen desserts. He then moves on to ingredients and the chemistry behind each in relation to frozen desserts.

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Joyeux Anniversaire Petit Gourmet

Thank you so much to all who voted for me in the last Project Food Blog challenge!

Up next is challenge number three, a celebratory challenge in which we were asked to organize and host a “Luxury Dinner Party”.

Place setting
I was thrilled this challenge coincided with my son’s birthday. Because, let me tell you… this young man is my little gourmet! Not only does he love being my taste-tester, he enjoys and often even offers to lend a hand when I’m in the kitchen. Something that very rearly occurs when it comes to non-kitchen related tasks.

His palette is also quite sophisticated… he started refusing to order from the children’s menu at restaurants a long time ago. Those options were just not *good enough* for him.

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Nature's Pride Honey Wheat Ice Cream
A couple of weeks ago there was a particular Foodbuzz email that showed up in my inbox. It was an invitation to become a Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador at this years Foodbuzz Festival.

Those chosen will get to showcase their unique Nature’s Pride Bread recipes at the Foodbuzz Taste Pavillion as well as have their accomodations and airfare to attend the festival covered by Nature’s Pride.

An offer I just couldn’t pass up…

Hungry for more Honey Wheat Ice Cream…?

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