Lime sorbet

27/05/2012 at 23:02

“A lime a day keeps the doctor away”  –  old naval saying (conceivably …) Did you know that the concept of vitamins only appeared during the early 20th century?  But by then, citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C had already helped many sailors avoid the dreaded scurvy (a debilitating, even fatal, C-vitamin deficiency illness) for at least more than a century. The […]

Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream

21/05/2012 at 00:16

The other day, I was suddenly overwhelmed by strong cravings for chocolate and hazelnuts. Most of you may be familiar with such feelings;  sentiments we likely shared with industrious ancestors from the  Stone Age (for the nuts) and the ancient Mayans  (for the chocolate).  Nuts are sometimes referred to as healthy ‘Stone Age food’. I always imagined some lone Stone […]

Slimmer Vanilla – a (gelato-)base recipe!

10/05/2012 at 12:41

Do you like Italian gelato?  If so, read on about a splendid recipe I have found!   Many people who say they dislike vanilla probably suffer from too much exposure to ‘fake’  vanilla flavours  (like vanillin, or worse).  Real, genuine vanilla ice  cream is anything but boring – a real and exquisite treat. Apart from being a flavour in its own right, the reason for […]

Masala Chai ice cream

02/05/2012 at 12:03

Open your mind – we’re making Masala Chai ice cream! Ah – India … even if you have not yet visited this fascinating country, chances are that you have tasted Masala Chai: black tea with warm, aromatic  spices, typically  served quite sweet.   Masala chai comes in countless different variations, and often tends to be more flavoured by the exciting spices than of the […]