Ice Cream Week: “Saturn Peach and Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream” (Day 2)

Saturn Peach and Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream

“Saturn Peach and Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream” from Cannell et Vanille

The blog this photo comes from says that this recipe is for the last days of summer and some other nonsense that puts constraints on ice cream which I don’t approve of. What I do approve of is the photography and the recipe itself. Funny enough I recently was chatting with a friend who also owns an ice cream maker and she said that the book this recipe comes from (“The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments” by David Lebovitz and photography by Lara Hata) is one that I should definitely be in ownership of now that I have my fancy machine to help me out. And yes, I have just checked and it is, indeed, the same David Lebovitz who’s book “The Sweet Life in Paris” I read last summer from which I have yet to make a certain chocolate cake recipe… So now I must absolutely own this book and it will probably go on this summer’s Gastrogasms Reading List.

Gastroporn Menu – May.2013

May is one of those odd months. Sometimes the weather is already muggy and gross and all you want to do is sit in a cool pool of water alternating between sipping fancy drinks with umbrellas and licking something frozen. But sometimes it’s still nice and cool out and it still feels like what we think spring should feel like in our minds. So for this month’s GastroPorn Menu I’m going to go with something light that can feel cool enough to battle the heat but can also keep us feeling light enough to go run around and warm up enough to maybe just need a sweater.

Gastroporn Menu – May.2013

Salad with Avocado Dressing Bowls

“Salad with Avocado Dressing Bowls” from Dash and Bella

Matar Paneer

“Matar Paneer” by Dassana from Veg Recipes of India

Saffron Mango Lassi

“Saffron Mango Lassi” from US Masala

Pistachio Saffron Ice Cream Pops

“Pistachio Saffron Ice Cream Pops” from Simply Reem

Dip Me

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

A few years ago I figured out how to make biscotti at home and it is actually quite simple and it also means you are no longer constrained to whatever is available in your grocery store. Want them to be hand-dipped in dark chocolate? Use your own or conscript someone else’s hands! I have confined my coffee drinking to mostly weekends at this point in my life but I enjoy a biscotti or other biscuit dipped in tea, which I drink in rather large quantities. Here are a few more recipes I’ve found:

Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti

“Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti” from The Curvy Carrot

White Chocolate and Lemon Biscotti

“White Chocolate and Lemon Biscotti” from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Pumpkin Biscotti

“Pumpkin Biscotti” by Garrett McCord on Simply Recipes

Whole Wheat Chocolate Almond Biscotti

“Whole Wheat Chocolate Almond Biscotti” from Garlic Girl

Fig & Pistachio Biscotti

“Fig & Pistachio Biscotti” by Marie Renello from The Blender

Saffron Biscotti

“Saffron Biscotti” from Saveur