Monday, September 25, 2006

Fresh Peach Ice Cream And Something Not Peachy At All

I made this last week but did not have a chance to put up a post. The peaches are from our local farm Highland orchards farms. The peaches were amazing, luscious, sweet and juicy. The ice cream turned out well. The recipe below in case anyone wants to give it a try.

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1.25 pounds ripe peaches (I used 6)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • Combine the cream, half and half, and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar,
  • Place the pan in the ice bath and stir occasionally until it collks to room temperature.
  • Transfer to container and refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  • About an hour before freezing the ice cream, peel, pit and slice the peaches.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the juice and mash to crush the fruit.
  • Let stand till the sugar dissolves.
  • Stir into the cream mixture with the vanilla and almond, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Grate in fresh nutmeg.
  • Freeze in an ice cream maker as per instructions.

From Attaturk's blog.. I can see why he said that the U.S. media is seriously fracked up!

See the difference in the different editions? All the editions have the story about losing Afghanistan, while the US edition has a story about Annie Leibovitz. As he said nothing against the woman, but clearly Americans can't handle the truth? Or maybe our media does not want to rock the boat with the election 6 weeks ago ;-). I mean can't have dear leader looking bad now can they?


Eli said...

Americans like to feel good about being Americans, and the media is only too happy to oblige.

Yay, team!

Keshi said...

Americanisation :)

want that Peach ice cream YUMMMMMMM!


Teri said...

Americans don't want news. They want fluff!

That peach ice cream looks heavenly!

Teri said...

oh, and p.s.
You creepy pot of vomitous vomit!

(the insult generator is fun!)

MoDigli said...

I think, if truly given a choice, Americans wouldn't want "just fluff". The media does a wickedly good job of lulling us into believing all is well and fine, so we can just go shopping and consume more products.

Seriously, those mag. covers are disturbing. Unfortunately, Americans need to do some digging to find out what's really going on in the world.

I wonder who made that decision for Newsweek?

MoDigli said...

PS. Jay, ever hear of a site called

You're always giving me great links, so I thought I'd share. It's a great news source that NDG showed me. Today, the top link is a site with this very same image of the newsweeks.

MoDigli said...

sorry - one more try on that link!

Aditi said...

6 weeks ago? yea most probably the article held a bit of us bashing in it too so was with held there
neways the peach ice cream looks good

Ash said...

peach icecream....yum!

Sanjay said...

@Eli.. indeed we rawk Eli we are #1!

@Keshi.. :)

@Teri, Thanks. Ye what's wrong with us? lol@creepy pot. :)

@Mo.. Good point. The editors are different for the diff editions, but good q. I will check out reddit.


@Ash ..thanks

Mona Buonanotte said...

Ha...Newsweek...HA! And we wonder why the American masses know more about Nick and Jessica than they do about world affairs.

"Millions of peaches...peaches for me..." I want you as my personal chef!

M (tread softly upon) said...

This is quite hilarious. Thanks for putting it up here. Sich double standards :)

Maggie said...

I agree with modigli - unfortunately its the media making the decisions to give us the fluff. not that many don't want it, after all we are a captalist society, meaning the money and the spenders are moving the machine. but i think the media has trained the spenders to want the fluff cause its easier to take and the politicians want us to think life is just hunky dory especially in foreign affairs. which is why its important to diversify your news sources. is that enough media preaching for ya? I'll get less serious now.

don't ya just love the butt shaped rosiness of a ripe peach?

Sanjay said...

@ Mona.. Am happy to be your personal chef :) sorta like Oprah;s personal chef?

@M. :-)

@Maggie ..Point well taken about the media. But also interesting how the audiences are shrinking too, people are tuning out, too busy or finding other sources.

:) @ butt shpaed rosiness of a peach