We’ll stick to vanilla ice-cream. Vanilla is a great way to round out the day, without judgement; without over dramatic fan-fare. But it is the ‘celebrity’ of all ice-cream mixtures, for it’s like wearing black in your apparel rotation and it handles the heat and taste-buds of any patron. Look at the black little dots of vanilla bean in a store bought Bryer’s ice-cream. Or go for the fabulous soft ice-cream from your favorite boutique store, where there’s no visible sign of ‘vanilla beans’, but it sure does beat out the big-box supermarket brands.
A typical vanilla ice-cream’s ingredients include: 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup sugar, A pinch of kosher salt, 1/2 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract), 5 large egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar. Preference of the chef determines the output quality. Then the output quality is directly translated to the preference of the consumer. A situation where the option, will tell whether the formula has worked in the marketplace or not.
And looks complicated. But it’s not. Rules? Yea, and no. Rules are there sometimes to bend.
We all like some excitement in our lives; some excitement in our sexual adventures; some excitement in our work and projects we engage in. There are times when we say to ourselves that ‘this’ is the way we want the rest of our lives to be: Excitement Everyday, Every Year.
But we know that’s not true. We come back to basics. The one that started it all for us. The basics that keep us grounded, and return to the peace and tranquility we’d forgotten along the way.
We humans are weird like that. We love what we can’t have. We dismiss what we have, sometimes. We regret doing so. We ultimately accept the basics and the core belongings of our years on this Earth.
Better late than never.
AY WING’s ‘Ice Cream’ seems to be just a suggestion for something ‘naughty’ but we choose to believe it’s has layers that Alexandra Landtwing and gang wants to put out there. And we dig it.
Fun stuff, ain’t it?