Home Made Ice CreamI have put up a lot of ice cream posts in the last year! As I have said before I have no idea what inspired us to buy an ice cream maker. It was an online impulse purchase where we were like, ‘we like ice cream lets buy an ice cream maker!”. At this point, some sane people would just go buy a tub of ice cream but we are wary of the vegan ice creams, as some of them have ingredients that should feature in a science lesson. After buying our maker and an ice cream recipe book I can say that it was an impulse purchase that paid off. We love our home made ice cream and it is so simple. The stuff that comes out of our fridge is by far some of the best ice cream I have ever had. YUM!
Fleur de sel - Flower of saltI am a sucker for salt. I would take savoury over sweet 90% of the time so it is a wonder I have never tried this before. It’s probably because it’s not cheap and I thought it was “just salt” but after tasting it, I was wrong. Fleur de sel is a hand-harvested sea salt collected by workers who scrape only the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of large salt pans. It tastes salty but not overpowering and has a moistness to it. I love sprinkling it over finished meals (leaving salt out of the cooking where possible). Being a salt fiend it elevates my meal to the next level.
One night Mike and I were watching a documentary on coffee and it occurred to us that we could be getting more out of our coffee experience, Mike and I really shouldn’t watch documentaries. So we hopped on to the internet, Mike and I shouldn’t really be allowed on the Internet either, to see what we could find to enhance our coffee experience but not cost thousands of dollars. Hunting around we came across the Mukka Express by Bialetti. It is an espresso maker that also heats and froths milk (works great for soy milk) to makes a rich creamy cappuccino or a latte. We absolutely love this guy. It makes a great coffee. I can see that some coffee connoisseurs may not like it but for our price range and the amount of space in our kitchen it is perfect.