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Mac ‘n Cheese – Summer Style!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for … mac and cheese ice cream?

it’s it.

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Gastro Obscura tell us what it’s it – This classic San Franciscan ice cream sandwich is it, isn’t it?

What’s so delicious that everyone exclaims it’s “IT!”? It’s an It’s It, of course. These ice cream sandwiches, featuring two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies dipped in dark chocolate, have been a San Francisco Bay Area classic since 1928.

George Whitney, inventor of the It’s It, was known as “The P.T. Barnum of the Golden Gate.”  Whitney managed and later owned, a seaside amusement park called Playland-at-the-Beach, located on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. It was at Playland that Whitney first began peddling the original It’s It, using vanilla ice cream.

The frozen goodness became an instant hit at Playland, where it was sold exclusively for more than 40 years. After the amusement park closed down in 1972, a man named George Mavros continued selling It’s Its on Ocean Beach. Eventually, It’s Its found new ownership and an urban home in SoMa in San Francisco, where they steadily gained traction as a popular treat, on or off the beach.

In 1976, a larger factory opened nearby to accommodate the increasing demand for It’s Its. This location is still operational, and now reportedly makes 100,000 treats per day. It is also home to a factory store, where visitors can try all seven varieties of It’s Its, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint, cappuccino, pumpkin spice, and, most recently, green tea.

Today, It’s Its are sold in 8 states. Clearly, the classic confection’s reputation precedes itself: In 2011, It’s Its sold a reported 14 million sandwiches, despite spending no money on advertising.

 

what’s your favorite treat that makes you say ‘it’s it?’

“it is what it is, it is what you make it.”

-james durbin

greater than.

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that moment

when you go to the grocery

to get some ice

for your food

after a wild and windy rainstorm

knocked your power out

 you pull out your bags of ice

only to find

a secret ice cream stash

placed there by a brilliant grocery worker

hidden for later

and your day is made.

 

 

“greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”

-victor hugo 

soul-stirring.

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this is not me

but we both

always have green eyes

usually wear glasses

sometimes like to get fancy   

and never fail to enjoy ice cream 

what better time to celebrate national ice cream day than a week before winter begins?

“i doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise

than the first adventure with ice cream.”

-heywood broun

 

image credit: christine de carvalho, darling lola designs ‘ice cream bae’ in watercolor

potholes.

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The Michigan Pothole ice cream from Farmhouse Ice Cream & Coffee in Franklin, MI. (Photo by Deanna Yow from Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream)
                                                           michigan pothole ice cream

a  michigan ice cream shop hopes its promotion will take away some of your pothole pain. farmhouse coffee & ice cream in franklin in metro detroit, is giving free scoops of its michigan pothole ice cream to victims of potholes in the state.

if you spent money on pothole repairs, just bring in your receipt for a free single scoop in a cup or cone of the michigan pothole flavor. what’s in that flavor you ask? it’s described as “thick black tar fudge in rich chocolate ice cream with cookie asphalt pieces.” the offer is good for one scoop per receipt. the promotion ends on March 25, 2018.

“without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.”

– don karding

 

 

credits: mlive.com, edward pesos, farmhouse coffee and ice cream, deanna yow

dessert happens.

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lunch with the kinders

waiting for the

orange creamsicle push-up bar

frozen hard

starts to melt

all falls out

put it back in

upside down

more melting

push-up stick bends

put it back in

upside down

more melting

sticky stuff

sticky stuff

sticky stuff

everywhere

more melting

make it into

a wonderful drippy droppy orange creamsicle shake

and

enjoy.


“ice cream is happiness condensed.”
― jessie lane adams

the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream. – wallace stevens.

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           ice cream in the snow: dairy queen opens for the season

looking for a sign a spring? like a daffodil peeking out of the frost-covered ground, the dairy queen has removed its shutters and turned on the “open”sign, even as the parking lot and picnic table remain dusted with snow.

the seasonal soft-serve ice cream destination opened for the season on monday, and will operate daily from noon to 8 p.m. – rain, snow or shine – for the time being. once the weather warms up and demand for ice cream intensifies, the shop’s hours will extend.

my advice to you is not to inquire why or whither,

but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.

-thornton wilder

credits: jessica w, ann arbor news, mlive.com

 

 

sometimes I think that there’s a fine line between impressionistic and messy. – lady gaga

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while b and j

were in my care today

it was real hot outside

so we walked up to the ice cream store

dragging long sticks along the ground

jumping down the sidewalk

 when i got a little lost

b said,

“maybe you’re taking the LONG shortcut”

yes, that’s it exactly

and

last thing i remember their dad saying

before he left was

“make sure they don’t get messy. we’re heading to a party as soon as i get home.”

well it kind of went bad in that department real fast

 we took the short shortcut home

tossed acorns pinecones pebbles

onto the street

 washed hands face arms legs shoes clothes phone and glasses

so much sweaty sticky fun.

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see any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
– h. jackson brown, jr.

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