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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Let’s talk about cones

I remember almost every ice cream cone I ever ate as a kid. Bitter Lemon sorbet on a dark chocolate-dipped waffle cone from the brand new Häagen-Dazs shop in Peoria, Illinois in 1984. The day I switched from Bubble Gum ice cream to “Jungle Fruit” Sherbet, circa 1983, at the old Baskin Robbins in my…

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

I grew up eating fresh strawberry pie. Everyone who knew me knew that it was my favorite. It’s one of those early 20th century American dishes that, if you think hard enough, will transport you to another time (long before anyone could imagine clear “strawberry” gel now often used to make this pie). This recipe…

That’s a wrap! Strawberry Jam recap

We celebrated the unofficial start of summer (aka strawberry season) this past weekend at our annual Strawberry Jam. A day where we enjoy local strawberries in various forms—Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry soda—paired with great food and drink, good music, and lots of family-friendly activities.  Undoubtedly, the guest of honor was…