Ici Ice Cream has a new website! Remember them?
New soothing additions such as a forthcoming online shop (!), details on the history and founders of Ici (let us all bow down to Maria Canales), and Ici’s pioneering efforts towards sustainability (who doesn’t love it?).
Soothing pastels abound.
I also found out that if you call Ici (510.665.6054 ) you can select the number ‘2’ to hear the ice cream flavors of the day. Soothe. The efficient way to find out if they are serving Meyer lemon without making the trip to Elmwood.
The hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Zest recipe from this Bitten post is amazing. After you’ve done it once it’s definitely easy enough to do quickly on a week night. The vermouth and restrained use of butter and olive oil enliven the roughage, while the mustard seeds (my preference over poppy seeds) give them a little extra edge.
I just love this recipe because it’s haute enough to serve on the weekends as a side dish and fun enough that you want to eat it during the week while being “healthy.” I bet it does well in the refrigerator overnight for lunch too, though both times I’ve made it there hasn’t been any left over (a good sign no?).
Other notes: I highly recommend that you use Meyer lemons if they are available. Meyer lemons soothe SO hard. File under constant obsession.
I can’t wait to delve into THIS.
On a search for beautiful images of Meyer Lemons I discovered Robert Stark III, a realist painter who appears from his subjects to live somewhat of a idyllic existence on the eastern seaboard. I quite enjoy the surrealist edge he brings to his paintings because of, or in spite of, his masterfully realist technique.
Meyer Lemon by Robert Stark III