Do you know what I love about Sunny afternoons…? Strolling down Nyhavn to the buzz of café life, the smell of waffles & most importantly, the cones of ice-cream cradled indulgently by locals & tourists alike. If the weather is anywhere over 50 here in Copenhagen, it is reason enough to break out the scooper and head for the sun. Naturally, I have no objection.
What better way to prepare for summer’s finest then lovely bowls/cones of homemade Ice Cream in the Spring??
…my sentiments exactly.
So, now that my little ice cream machine is on a churning roll, I’ve decided to embrace fresh berries, cold cream, exotic spices & all of the freedoms that come with personal flavor favorites…This week’s Scoop du Jour? A Very Berry Ice Cream that I saw the likes of here ~ a twist of blackberries & raspberries did the trick for this roomie-approved recipe which brought back the sweetest memories of after school stops at Big Olaf Creamery…think blackberry sherbet and you’re right there with me ;) Ready for a visual…? I can personally tell you that one bowl is never enough.
Here’s to Sunlight Sweets & Cold Midnight Treats.
berries & bliss ~ p.e.
With only two performances left of the lavish Lady of the Camellias, the moods, melodies & melodramatic scenes at the ballet have taken quite a turn ~
…think ‘leotard ballets’ and the refreshing (albeit slightly stressful) counts of Stravinsky’s score, as we prepare ourselves for friday’s premiere of the Balanchine & Stravinsky program ~ a fantastic trio of George Balanchine’s Apollo, Agon and Symphony in 3 Movements.
I think we are all enjoying the contrast of these two programs which exemplify, almost comically, the antithesis of each other by every means (costumes, sets, music, time periods…) I find and love that the complexity and extravagance of one leaves you humbly content with the simplicity of the other ~ a huge plus of dancing in a Company with diverse repertoire…
…and speaking of diversity….my dear roomie just returned from a trip to India where I humbly begged her to find me a Spice I have long coveted… can you guess? If it starts with Saf and ends with Fron, you guessed right! I recently stumbled upon this recipe (from Tartelette) on Pinterest for Saffron Cardamom Ice Cream.
….are you drooling???…well given my nightly indulgence of such creamy goodness & my recent acquisition of Saffron, I thought it was merely a test of fate. In no time the magical flavor combination was churning away…it was all I could do to photograph if before sitting down to a bowl… or two ;)
…oh the sweetness of exotic Spices & Stravinsky…
are you smiling?
Ice Cream is something that I continue to enjoy all year round…rain, snow or shine~ But I have a particular appreciation for the cold creamy goodness on the dog days of summer when anything in reference to cool sounds tempting… Today I decided to be adventuresome & made use of a few sun-ripened mangos that my brother brought home…
Into the mixer it went with a delicate mix of orange blossom honey and vanilla, a variation on this recipe from one of my favorite inspiration blogs, and a mere 45 minutes later I found myself sitting cooled & content.
…It was about this time that I found a bag of fresh-frozen blueberries and came to the only probable conclusion of baking my first of many Summer Crumbles. A Very Berry Crumble I might add (adapted from Katie’s) that paired and photographed famously amongst my freshly-churned concoction of frozen heaven.
Enjoy dear readers…you know I did.
Blueberry Crisps & Frozen Homemade Bliss~ p.e.
My brief blogging hiatus was due to the most special visit I recently received from my dearest parents… I assure you it was worth the wait, as I have plenty of photos to show for the magical week we spent together…Cooking, flea marketing, eating, dancing, sleeping, performing, and enjoying the crispness of a Copenhagen Fall. The opportunity to perform for my family is the ultimate redemption for the time that we spend apart as I am living abroad… It is the most rewarding experience to share my hard work and passion for what they have supported me in doing for the past 10 years of my life. I am so thankful, and I humbly dedicate this very post to them both.
Here’s to you Mom & Dad. Thank you for your vivacity, energy and zeal for life. For your support, love, strength, and inspiration that helps me every day to do what I do. I love you more than words can express…
Take a moment to appreciate your family & friends both near and far…Savor your time spent with them. Treasure the little things. Enjoy the laughter you provide for one another and let your smiles linger…Stay tuned for many a more post, I do have un petit peu of catching up to do and I’m looking so very forward to it!
Tak for Nu!
(Danish for ‘Thanks for now!” the traditional way of ending a rehearsal, performance, dinner, blog post, etc…)