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Ice Cream Week on A Cozy Kitchen

Currant White Chocolate Ice Cream

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Vacation!!! Well, a min-vacation at least.

Tomorrow I’m headed to Sonoma for a friend’s wedding and I’m excited to leave L.A. for three days and drink lots of bourbon and maybe dance. I also have a tight dress I need to fit into and Ice Cream Week didn’t help at all. Also, Chipotle. I dunno what it is but since I practically cook all day, with most of it being sweet, all I want at the end of the day is SALT. Like, “Hi, I’ll take the kale salad with a side of salt,” or “I’ll take that piece of healthy fish and please season it a.k.a put hella salt on it.” It’s a part of my need for balance which in this instance backfires.

Currant White Chocolate Ice Cream | www.acozykitchen.com

There are currantly (someone told me to do that on Instagram and I couldn’t resist – so cheesy yet still funny!) like ten different flavors of ice cream in my fridge and this is the one I keep going back for. The white chocolate unexpectedly works. I usually don’t even like white chocolate but it’s really lovely.

The currant part is so pretty and pink. Dat color! It’s like cotton candy pink which is maybe my favorite shade of pink. And it’s tart! So dang tart in the best way possible.

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Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (w/ a secret ingredient for coloring)

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Today I’m very (what I like to refer to as)….#Hormotional. (And the hashtag part is important.)

Do you ever have friends who teach you things? A few weeks ago my friend Lara was talking about trying to buy a new home and all the pitfalls and hang-ups that come with that, especially in city like Los Angeles where property is ridiculously priced and everyone seems to have more money than you. After a phone call of bad news from her realtor, she hung up and decided to fix up her apartment. Not because she felt like she’ll be there forever, she still intends on moving, but she felt like if she was striving for something bigger and better, that maybe it’d be a good idea to feel grateful for what she already has. Asking, striving from a place of gratefulness.

I haven’t really stopped thinking about that conversation for a few weeks now. I’m not sure what it really means for me, but I know that every day I try and with that comes anxiousness and impatience. Two traits that aren’t the most admirable in myself and in other people.

Recently, I’ve felt like stopping for a moment to say thank you. Not necessarily to a specific person or thing but just in general.

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So every single day, I’ve been taking mental notes of things that make me happy in the smallest ways.

Do you ever do this? It’s one part cheesy and one part absolutely necessary.

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Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp + $150 Gift Card to Whole Foods Giveaway

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A few weeks ago I made creme brûlée. Do you remember this? Let me preface by saying that whenever I shoot my recipes, Amelia is right there because she’s always hoping and praying that I drop something so she can swoop in and eat it. She’s eaten A LOT of things normal dogs haven’t eaten. There was this one time a tortilla chip fell out of a bra (I was going through a rough time)  and she ate it within seconds of it falling onto the floor. We’re best friends.

Anyway, so I poured a few teaspoons of sugar on to each custard and ignited the torch. Right when the flame started, Amelia went and bolted to the bathroom where she started peeing (sorry I said “peeing” on a food blog but it’s a part of the story!). I quickly realized that she is petrified of the torch. So, I put it away and haven’t brought it out since, but now I think she’s confused that the torch is the same as my camera. Whenever I shoot recipes and pull out my camera, she goes and hides under the couch.

I’ve tried everything: putting snacks next to the camera, placing the camera next to me to show her that look, it’s fine, it’s JUST A CAMERA! It’s times like these that I wish I was Cesar Milan. I’m not sure how to make her not scared of my camera. I don’t want her all stressed out, especially since I practically shoot recipes on a daily basis.

If you have tips, I’m ALL ears.

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Today, we are continuing ICE CREAM WEEK with this Cherry Ice Cream with a Whole Wheat Crisp. It’s fruity, sweet and creamy with a salty, slightly sweet crisp topping. HEAVEN.

ALSO, a giveaway with Whole Foods Market! If you’ve visited your local Whole Foods recently, you’ve probably noticed the cherries. They’re insanely amazing right now!

This giveaway is for a $150 gift certificate. To enter, do this:

1. Follow A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment below telling me if you’re a dog person OR a cat person OR both (some people are both). If you don’t like dogs or cats, no judgement here!

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at noon PST.

xoxo
Adrianna

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