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No Churn Strawberry Nectarine Ice Cream

Le 10 août 2016, 09:05 dans Humeurs 0

Heavy cream, sweet condensed milk, fresh fruits or other flavorings of your choice and not much else create a luxuriously creamy, no churn ice cream. Recipe and variations below.

This whole thing started when our friend Laura Perry, one of the great home cooks we know, posted on Facebook about her success with a recipe for no churn salted caramel ice cream. I thought: huh? But sure enough, all of a sudden, I started noticing recipes for no churn ice cream all over the Internet. I was super skeptical of this whole thing—no churn?  No… churn? But I have to say, as Laura notes, it is ridiculously easy and ridiculously luxurious. It just takes a bit of advance planning.

Here is what to not expect: churn ice cream texture. This is a softer experience—not as fluffy soft as soft serve, but definitely smoother.

Here is what to expect: a very rich texture and delicious flavors that are under your control. And of course it’s delicious—it’s mostly actual cream.

Think of this recipe as a technique. I started out with Laura’s salted caramel recipe (which you achieve, by the way, by first submerging an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in water and boiling it for two hours to make dulce de leche). Then I began experimenting with seasonal fruits. This was among our first results. Next, I intend to try fruits and fresh herbs… peaches with a bit of thyme, I think.

Also, as you see from the photo, this is not pink. It’s white. If you want pink ice cream, add a couple of drops of food coloring.

No Churn Strawberry Nectarine Ice Cream
Makes about 1/2 gallon

2 cups heavy cream
1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh very ripe nectarines
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Hull and chop the strawberries, and pit, peel and chop the nectarines. Chop the fruit finely—it will freeze harder than the ice cream mixture, and bigger chunks make scooping it difficult. Combine the fruits in a bowl and stir in the brown sugar. Do this just before you start beating the cream to let the fruit macerate for just a little while.

Pour the cream into a medium-sized bowl and beat using an electric hand mixer. (Don’t use a large bowl—the whipped cream needs the structure of the bowl. And if you happen to have a copper bowl, cream whips up especially well in that.) You want to get it only to the soft peak stage—the cream has just started to hold its shape for 5 or 6 seconds when you pause in the beating.

Slowly add in the can of sweetened condensed milk and beat on low just to incorporate everything. Then carefully fold in the fruit mixture so the whole mass is fairly uniform. Be gentle! Finally, still being gentle, pour the whole mass into a loaf pan—a two-pound one is about the right size—cover with plastic wrap and put in the freezer. It will take four to six hours to set up. That’s it! No stirring halfway through the freezing or obsessive scratching with a fork like granita requires.

Serve. We recommend small scoops, because it is a very rich texture and experience. Very nice with fresh fruit, or atop a slice of simple pound cake. A great end to a summer dinner, a lavish thing to have around the house to treat yourself. Also, if it is too solidly frozen, let it sit out for a few minutes to soften slightly.

How long does it stay fresh and edible in the freezer? I have no idea. So far it hasn’t stuck around long enough.

Confidence in anything

Le 19 juillet 2016, 06:42 dans Humeurs 0


Nothing succeeds lacks confidence Takeda.When you are truly confident,it radiates from you like sunlight,and attracts success to you like a magnet.

  It's important to believe in yourself.Believe that you can do it under any circumstances,because if you believe you can,then you really will.The belief keeps you searching for answers,which means that pretty soon you will get them.

  Confidence is more than an attitude. It comes from knowing exactly where you are going and exactly how you are going to get there. It comes from acting with integrity and confidence.It comes from a strong sense of purpose.It comes from a strong commitment to take responsibility,rather than just letting life happen JLC watch.

  One way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and to get a record of successful experiences behind you.

  Confidence is compassionate and understanding.It is not arrogant. Arrogance is born out of fear and insecurity,while confidence comes from strength and integrity.

  Confidence is not just believing you can do it. Confidence is knowing you can do it.Know that you are capable of accomplishing anything you want,and live your life with confidence.

  Anything can be achieved through focused,determined effort and self-confidence.If your life is not what you want it to be,you have the power to change it,and you must make the changes on a moment by moment basis. Live your priorities. Live with your goals and your plan of action. Live each moment with your priorities in mind open a company in hong kong. Act with your own purpose,and you will have the life you want.

My Highest

Le 23 juin 2016, 09:17 dans Humeurs 0

It seems to me that all writers theradome, including those who deserve to be classified as geniuses, need encouragement, particularly in their early years. I always knew I could write, but that just meant I wrote a little better than the other kids in my classes. That I might one day write well enough to derive income from my efforts, oddly enough, never occurred to me during my grade school and high school years.

There was a particular teacher at Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Illinois, who, simply by concentrating her attention on me, made me believe that I might be able to master the knack of writing well enough to consider the craft as a profession. Her name was Marguerite Byrne, and she taught English, which, of course, involved writing skills. Whatever instruction she shared with me was exactly the same as all her other students enjoyed, but the difference was she encouraged me to begin the process of submitting things I was writing, in that day, chiefly poems.

To my surprise the Chicago Tribune not only thought enough of several of my verses to publish them, but also paid me -- inadvertently -- the highest compliment a fledging author can receive. The editor wrote a confidential letter to Miss Byrne, asking her to see, if by chance, one of her students -- a certain Stephen Allen -- might be guilty of plagiarism. The editor’s suspicions had been roused because, he was kind enough to say, he found it hard to believe that a seventeen-year-old could create material on such a professional level.

When Miss Byrne shared the letter with me, I was ecstatic! It was wonderfully encouraging. Maybe I really as a writer, I thought.

Miss Byrne also encouraged me to enter a contest sponsored by the CIVITAN organization. The assignment was to write an essay titled "Rediscovering America." I was literally astonished when I received a letter saying that I was the winner of the contest. The prize was a check for one-hundred dollars and an invitation to an all-the-trimmings banquet at a hotel in downtown Chicago theradome HK.

My mother, at the time, was not even aware that I was interested in writing, or if she had somehow found out about it, she took little notice. When I arrived back home tat evening, she didn’t ask how the evening had gone. I placed the one-hundred-dollar check on the breakfast table where she would see it when she awoke in the morning -- and went immediately to bed.

This scenario demonstrates the tremendous impor-tance of giving young people caring attention and encouraging them to develop and practice such gifts as they might have. Years later, I was able to repay my debt to Marguerite Byrne by dedicating one of my books, Wry on the Rocks -- A Collection of Poems, to her.

On the other hand, without encouragement talented students may never be motivated to learn, develop skills, or reach their full potential. For example, a

t the same high school, there was a teacher whose Spanish language classes I attended but from whom I, unfortunately learned very little simply because of the woman’s cold sarcastically critical attitude. She seemed to know nothing about encouraging students, and she was gifted speaking contemptuously of those of us who weren’t learning fast enough. Her negativism drove me away. Partly because of this teacher’s negative influence, I am not fluent in Spanish today.

You see, I had already learned that one can derive instructive benefit from bad examples -- by avoiding that behavior. Alcoholism was a serious problem in my mother’s family. As a result of having seen enough examples of alcoholic excess in my childhood, I have never had any interest in drinking. The same applies to smoking. My poor mother was a two-pack a day victim of nicotine addiction, and because of the endless clouds of smoke, the coughing, the overfilled ashtrays, and the ugly smell of cigarette smoke in the house and in my clothing, I have never smoked a cigarette in my life.

Again, young writers need to be encouraged. Because of Miss Byrne’s influence, I have enjoyed a lifetime writing books, songs, and TV scripts. And guess what? I haven’t plagiarized a single word of any of it ego one mega.

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