August 9, 2004
"plain-vanilla" ice cream with a twist
Saturday, August 7
I caught a cold and stayed in bed all day... mmm... ggg... zzz...
I didn't feel like eating anything much, but I did want some vanilla ice cream. I usually like to explore various different flavors when choosing ice cream, but when I'm ill I tend to go back to this very classic; this might have something to do with my childhood when vanilla ice cream would be the only sweet that I would be allowed to have when I was sick. Either way, it is almost like a Pavlovian response that I want ice cream whenever I'm ill.
He bought me a quart of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream, which I was to just eat straight away - but I somehow came to think about the rosemary I had in the fridge. I just love rosemary, I use it a lot in cooking and increasingly in baking, as well; I casually broke off a twig of rosemary and put it on the cup of ice cream.
It smelled lovely and went totally fine with ice cream. Although I couldn't smell well because of the stuffed nose, I still sensed the aroma of rosemary blended into vanilla, which became even enhanced as the ice cream gradually melted. This might be my new favorite, in sickness and in health.
P.S. Santos - Do NOT send me those garlic candies, please. I'm sick, but I am doing okay myself, don't worry.
posted by chika at: 8/09/2004 11:08:00 AM