Thursday, July 31, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

18 July

"the price"


"freedom phone"

"street walker"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

19 July

it seems that what i've been doing most lately is playing catch up. taking care of things that have been left behind because i was too busy pretending to be someone i'm not. it doesn't have to make sense. we never are who we really think we are and we're even further from who we want to be. maybe the key is to stop trying but then the question arises, where does motivation to be something different or better or, in some cases worse, come from?

Friday, July 18, 2008

17 July

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

I used a basic custard ice cream base and made the rest up as I went. This recipe produced a fantisticaly fresh tasting ice cream that wasn't too sweet and had a bit of tartness to it. Since I don't have much room in my freezer the following recipe make about a pint maybe less.

about 3/4 c. heavy cream
lemon zest
1/8 tsp. fleur de sel
2 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. strawberries
1 tsp. lemon juice
ice cream maker

place about 3/4 cup heavy cream (i'd lean a bit on the closer to one cup side of "about") in a heavy saucepan with a pinch of fleur de sel (please use good salt, pretty please?) and 2 large pieces of lemon zest. bring this to almost a boil, remove from heat and take out the lemon zest.
in a small bowl whisk together 2 eggs and 1/4 cup sugar. Pour the cream mixture slowly into the bowl with the eggs and sugar stirring constantly. Next pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat over medium low stirring constantly until thick. Do not let it boil.
Now you have custard!!!
Remove the saucepan from heat and pour mixture through a fine metal sieve. Let the custard come to room temperature and than chill for at least 2 hours.
Puree 1/2 cup of trimmed and quartered strawberries with 1/4c sugar and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Pour strawberry mixture into chilled custard. I added some chopped pieces of strawberries to add a bit more texture. You could pour the strawberry mixture through the sieve to remove the seeds if you wish but, what kind of fresh strawberry ice cream doesn't have seeds?!
Freeze your almost ice cream in an ice cream maker and than place in freezer to harden.
I couldn't believe how good this stuff was. The chunks of strawberry really add to the aesthetic quality but it tastes good enough without them.