Chilling here at home with the big kid and little kid. Lil bit is helping shell peanuts. Despite time Ron spent in GA as a kid, this appears to be women’s work for the moment. That’s ok. He’s supplying desert: The Local’s Simply Chocolate to try later, along with his signature Brown Sug.
This is it. The house is abustle (actually I’m still laying in bed trying to muster the energy to get up while Ron has been up and about unknown hours already). Today we are grabbing a shift at the kitchen from a fellow Hana Pastries kitchen resident (in lieu of our regular Saturday slot) so … Read More
I saw this on Ron’s desk today. I thought it was pretty cool. Steve (of Emery Thompson Mach. & Supply where we got our batch freezer) has been available to us for lots and lots of questions, and has really been a tremendous resource. I have long harped on the importance of putting our $$ … Read More
When they say fun down on Smith Street, they actually really mean it. I can’t say we ever had that much fun at a street fair before. It was our debut appearance, unveiling three flavors of ice cream: brownsug whiskey vanilla, honey thyme which Gaia took to sing-saying, and chocolate con cayenne (which Kati took … Read More
It’s official! We are making our grand debut this Sunday at the annual Smith Street Sunday Fun Day! We will be in front of the fabulous By Brooklyn, at 261 Smith Street, between Degraw and Douglass from noon to 5 p.m. (By Brooklyn is our favorite local shop featuring handmade crafts, and all artisanal products … Read More
With just a handful of ingredients making really good ice cream seems to be a very easy job. It sort of is and then it’s also difficult. You can follow a recipe and arrive at a great batch of ice cream, but then you may decide to tweak it a bit and it turns … Read More
It’s a kind of energy that is just beneath the surface; easily hidden among the shear quantity of things to do on the City (all boroughs). The simple idea of making food items to swap with strangers and newly discovered friends is simultaneously classic old-school country and quintessential urban community. This is the BK Swappers … Read More
The lesson here is… Sometimes you have to go to extremes to find the right starting point. Fruit based ice creams are a bit of a challenge. Over the years I resisted. A few weeks ago I did two batches that were effectively strawberry flavored ice cubes. There was no amount of rescue to … Read More
Williamsburg Pfizer Building to Become Massive Culinary Center. It’s really exciting starting a food company in the BKLYN! The culinary energy really is inspiring and motivating.
The reality is that making the perfect pint or cup of ice cream is a wonderful blend of science and art. I guess that could be said for any type of cooking. For me There is something special about the simple difficulty of making the perfect pint (of ice cream). I’m talking about the Realness. … Read More