Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’


What am I sappy chipmunk blogging?

July 1, 2014



While traveling on vacation, we ran into this little fellow in State College, PA at the Berkey Creamery.  Someone’s misfortune provided a welcome snack for this chipmunk who slurped up some melted ice cream that had spilled onto the sidewalk outside the creamery.





What am I eating?

October 21, 2013

klondike bar

We had dinner with friends on Saturday and the conversation turned, unsurprisingly, to food.  There were fried twinkies a la mode on the dessert menu.  As you can tell, this restaurant was one of those up-scale places.  We talked about the number of things that people try to fry – usually in the context of county or state fair food.  I have heard of ice cream, pickles and even beer.

Coincidentally, today I saw this story on Fair Food at Good Eats.

The photo above shows a deep fried Klondike Bar.  There are a number of other interesting concepts on the slide show at the link above.  What would you do-oo-oo to a Klondike Bar?


What do we remember today on tattoo Tuesday?

July 23, 2013

It’s summertime in the northern hemisphere – warm temperatures go hand in hand with frosty treats.  Although history is somewhat fuzzy on this point, I choose to celebrate July 23 as the day ice cream cones were invented.  Here, from Wiki:

In St. Louis, Missouri during the 1904 Saint Louis Exposition, the Banner Creamery’s owner George Bang was selling ice cream. Allegedly, he ran out of bowls and was given rolled-up waffles to serve it in instead. Others credit Ernest A. Hamwi, a waffle maker at the World Fair, as the first inventor.

Given that today is tattoo Tuesday, here are some ice cream cone tattoos.

ice cream 2

ice cream 5

ice cream 1

To round out this post, I offer this handwritten recipe for ice cream.  This is from the collection of Thomas Jefferson and is in his hand writing.   The original is in the Library of Congress.  Isn’t that amazing?

jefferson ice cream

I am not going to mention Gucci Mane in this post.