Food

Ice Cream “Cake”

So I had a bit of drama with my computer, for some reason it decided it just didn’t want to turn on. Finally I got it to cooperate so I’m breathing a sigh of relief that it doesn’t have to get sent off for repair.

Anywho, let’s get down to business. This is my first food post. Last weekend James (my beaux ) decided he wanted to make a gluten-free desert (which for him really just means no flour because I don’t think he is trying to control his gluten intake and I think he just likes saying “gluten-free”) We had decided together that most of the food posts would be with him as the chef as he loves to cook and he would take the pictures as he is a photographer. So my only contribution to this was that I ate it and then blogged about it. However, pleaseeeeee forgive these photos as a certain photographer felt that he didn’t have to get his professional camera to take the pictures because his iPod takes pretty good pics (yea right). So there I am snapping away and the images are actually looking kind of ok, that is until, we upload them to the computer. Needless to say, they aren’t the best. Having said that, the desert was really really yummy and pretty in person so I thought I’d share it anyway. Here goes…

Presenting James’s Raspberry Ice Cream “Cake”!

Here is what you’ll need

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For the “cake”
1 carton of Breyer’s Light Vanilla Bean ice cream
1 carton of raspberries

For the topping
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
3 teaspoons of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Whisk ice cream in a wide bowl until melted (milkshake consistency)
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About 5 or 10 minutes before you take the “cake” out, place a large glass plate and a glass bowl in the freezer to chill. When the “cake” is ready take it out the freezer, place it on the chilled plate and peel away the pie dish. The cold plate helps to slow the melting process.
2013-04-01 18.09.16Once that’s done, place it back in the freezer so it doesn’t melt while you make your homemade whipped cream
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In the chilled bowl, pour the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until thick

2013-04-01 18.50.362013-04-01 18.55.14Use a spatula to ice the “cake” with the whipped cream, it doesn’t have to smooth, I like the baked Alaska kind of look.
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Feel Free to garnish your “cake” with whatever you like and remember to keep it in the freezer until you are ready to serve it. James decorated our plates with strawberries, a dash of cinnamon, and a blackberry white chocolate glaze he made a while back.
2013-04-01 19.02.01And there you have it, your own delicious cake-less ice cream cake. It’s so yummy and the tartness of the raspberries make it so refreshing! Hope you enjoy this post!

Food

Sunday Dinner

So it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but hopefully that will change. So to kick things off I thought I’d share my Sunday dinner. It’s not a five-star foodie shot, but it was so yummy I couldn’t resist. We had pork ribs with corn on the cob and garlic butter. The ribs cooked for eight hours and man oh man, the ribs were so soft anytime I picked up a bone the meat just fell right off. DEElicious!

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this was before the bbq sauce was added, after the first rounded of cooking.

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and voilà! after the bbq sauce was slathered on and it went in for a second round of baking. finger-lickin good!

Entertainment · Misc

~ Space Channel 5 Part 2 ~

I spent my Sunday doing laundry, making spaghetti, baking a “Weight Watchers” cake (cake mix and diet soda), and playing video games with my beaux. Normally Sunday video games consist of massive amounts zombie killing, but today we decided to take a walk down memory lane and play Space Channel 5 for Xbox. This is seriously one of the coolest games ever, where else can you have a dance battle to save the universe? While I never got to play the game “back in the day”, I can say for sure that this game is so totally me. From the colours, to the cool characters (Michael Jackson is in it!!!), to Ulala’s fabulous costume changes, Space Channel 5 is visual kaleidescope of retro fun.

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Images via Spong.com, Wikia, and MTV Multiplayer

DIY · Jewelry

Goodie Goodie Gumdrop

Just ordered these adorable gumball earrings from The Plaid Barn. They are today’s deal and at $1 a pair I naturally bought all 7 colours!!!! Order yours before they are all gone!

I also ordered my very first roll of Washi Tape and a roll of Festive Fabric Tape. After I saw the giveaway post by Elsie & Emma of A Beautiful Mess, I just had to order some washi tape for myself. Sadly, the Instant Washi Collection ($129 for 72 rolls and a handy laser-engraved storage box!) is currently sold out, but you are still able to order it and they will ship it to you as soon as more become available.  I feel a new addiction forming!

images via The Plaid Barn