one mint julep

this week's ice cream experiment: mint julep. i saw this recipe last summer and have been dying for it.
i changed it a bit:

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 6 large sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 8 egg yolks

make the simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled until the sugar melts.) in a saucepan, combine the simple syrup, and mint. over
medium-low heat, simmer the liquid for about 10 minutes, to infuse the
flavors. remove from the heat, mix in one cup of bourbon and cool completely.

in another sauce pan, add the cream. bring to a
gentle boil. whisk the egg yolks together. whisk 1 cup of the hot cream
into the egg mixture. slowly add
the egg mixture to the hot cream mixture. continue to cook for 4
minutes, stirring occasionally. remove from the heat and cool
completely.

strain the bourbon mixture. whisk the bourbon mixture into the
cream mixture. add the bourbon/cream mixture to the
electric ice cream maker. process according to manufacturer's
directions. and nom nom.

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or you can serve with bourbon chocolate sauce - recipe follows...

  • 4 oz. dark bitterwseet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbs. milk
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • 1 tbs. bourbon

heat chocolate over medium low heat
until melted. add butter and milk. stir in bourbon, mix well and remove from heat. pour chocolate sauce on ice cream. delish.

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renegade prep - week 5

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holy crap. yeah, that's right. its freak out time. we're two weeks out and i'm still making making making. it was a three day weekend from work and i've maybe taken 5 hours off plus sleep time. i love what i've been making and i'm also getting excited. the map of the show came out on friday. we're next to the lovely and talented andrea but also across from mincing mockingbird and frantic meerkat!

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renegade prep - week 6

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shiny. tired. just a few more days.

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34 things to do before i turn 35

  1. master ice cream
  2. workout irregularly, at a minimum
  3. write songs with shawn
  4. DEEP CLEAN the studio
  5. send happy mail at least once a month
  6. get rid of 35 things a month
  7. love the camera i have
  8. swim in the ocean
  9. successfully make a layer cake
  10. take monkey for more walks
  11. make that vintage vogue dress that i've been loving forever
  12. ride the train to work more
  13. check out books from the library and return them on time
  14. go see a movie once a month
  15. knit a sweater
  16. take yoga with cheryl
  17. bake more
  18. write more
  19. write more letters
  20. learn more hebrew
  21. make things for fun
  22. refinish a piece of furniture
  23. have friends over for dinner more
  24. silkscreen a poster
  25. read before i go to bed everyday
  26. ride my bike
  27. eat less meat
  28. go to more hockey games
  29. paint my kitchen
  30. sleep in more
  31. frame 3 things from the waiting to be framed pile
  32. practice the bass
  33. take a leap
  34. be like water

some of these are repeats from last year - either because i didn't accomplish them or because they are important enough to repeat. like being like water

ALSO: i totally stole the idea for this list from the awesomest list maker in all the land, Andrea.

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big trees + shawn = big fun

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such renegades

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thanks to everyone who came out to the show!
(and thanks to everyone who didn't punch me when i took out my camera!)

oh, and the sculpture was by mincing mockingbird. it completely rocked my world.

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isn't she lovely?

Elephant
i met the lovely and talented mati rose on saturday. and she is as nice as her blog makes her seem. i've admired her work forever so it was really nice to meet her. and we traded and i ended up with this charming elephant print. yay!
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such renegades

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thanks to everyone who came out to the show!
(and thanks to everyone who didn't punch me when i took out my camera!)

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