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Olive oil ice cream: knowing who is boss (of the kitchen)

First off, I am an ice cream making fool, at least since last summer, when my obsession began. I’ve made an astonishing array of ice cream, including asparagus, most recently. Dorie’s olive oil ice cream, while satisfying and creamy, didn’t … Continue reading

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Beet ice cream: or, there is nothing new in the world

Ed forgot to cancel our CSA delivery, so he arrived last night with a big bag of goodies, including three beets. Last year, when faced with beets, I made soup. It was good. The color was scrumptious. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Look, it’s the “M” store!

Gorilla Girl and Monkey Man call McDonald’s the “M” store when they see the impossibly huge and ubiquitous highway signs. They remain blissfully ignorant of the desires created by the fast food giant, and I want to keep it that … Continue reading

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The end of endless summer

This post might have been titled Bike Riding in Michigan: Why did that chicken¬† (NOT) cross the road? I’ve been thinking about writing this post for weeks, and every time I go for a ride in Michigan, I remember something … Continue reading

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Rainbow cone, a memory and a challenge

Rainbow Cone, a deep-rooted summer establishment on the Southside of Chicago, is home to many memories for kids who grew up with the thrill of Rainbow Cone as a surprise trip at the end of a long and steamy Chicago … Continue reading

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DIY wars: who is behind shutting down artisan ice cream makers?

The Chicago Tribune recently did a story on local ice cream makers being shutdown by the Illinois Department of Public health for not having a dairy license. The article noted that the artisan ice cream makers in Chicago had followed … Continue reading

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We all scream for ice cream

When we moved to Three Oaks, there were three ice cream shops in town, and then this summer, we discovered that all three had closed. Perhaps I knew it was coming, because I’d been on an ice cream making kick … Continue reading

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Falling off the grid

Since spring break started, I’ve fallen off the writing wagon.¬† Spring break has been a long time coming and now that it is here, well, it isn’t quite what I had expected, and the thoughts in my head have not … Continue reading

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