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The evening winds down... - Elf M. Sternberg
The evening winds down...
Ducks in a pond
Ducks in a pond
The rest of the day was relatively quiet. We went home, relaxed for a bit, and then went out into the garden for the autumnal clean-up. There were still a lot of grape tomatoes left, and I harvested (and ate) quite a few. I picked the basil plants clean, ran those through the food processor, and made nine two-tablespoon-sized "ice" cubes (with enough olive oil to cover) for future cooking. I'll do the same with the oregano and sage later. I think I'm just going to tear out the lemonbalm; I can't remember the last time I did anything with it. We turned the compost and cleaned out the shed, and were generally very productive. Fallen Pegasus made a surprise appearance, but only for an hour or so. He had places to go on his way from point A to point B.

Lisa made an absolutely lovely beef and tomato soup, and afterward all four of us played several hands of Fluxx.

One thing I noticed in a second run to the grocery store for ice cream and bread: a lot of "ice cream" products no longer call themselves ice cream, but "frozen dairy dessert products." Does that bother you as much as it does me? There used to be lovely pumpkin-flavored ice cream available, but now it's all "pumpkin-flavored frozen dairy dessert product." That doesn't sound yummy.

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dip_thong From: dip_thong Date: October 5th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
When you tear out the lemon balm, can I have it? I like the smell and I've been thinking about making nice-smelling sachets to give my customers. And possibly just put around the apartment all winter.
omahas From: omahas Date: October 5th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. He might want to run it by me first, considering that I was the one who planted the lemon balm and this is the first I heard that *he* decided to pull it out.
lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: October 5th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what the FDA regs are on "ice cream". What do these "products" lack or have that disqualifies them?
taerin From: taerin Date: October 5th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've started getting pints of "Five" made by Haagen-Dazs. The idea is that there are only five ingredients: milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and whatever flavor the ice cream is.

I particularly like the ginger.
amythis From: amythis Date: October 5th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
"We all scream for frozen dairy dessert product" doesn't have the same ring.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 5th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Ice cream" has to contain 10% or more of milkfat, which means actual cream. "Frozen dairy desserts" use lower-fat milk (real or powdered) and then add vegetable fat. Saves a little money, I guess.

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