Monday, April 25, 2016

malted milk ice cream

Forgive the poor quality photo; last night was my first and last chance to snap this ice cream before it was polished off. This is David Lebovitz's Malted Milk Ice Cream (with crushed malt balls!) from The Perfect Scoop, and it's truly wonderful.

As the recipe is widely available online, I feel alright about reproducing it here. (Note: We accidentally swapped the quantities of cream and half-and-half and, uh, sampled a few malt balls before adding to the ice cream, and it's still lovely.)

Malted Milk Ice Cream, by David Lebovitz
1 cup (250 ml) half-and-half
3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup (90 g) malt powder
6 large egg yolks
2 cups (350 g) malted milk balls, coarsely chopped

1. Warm the half-and-half with the sugar in a medium saucepan. In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, vanilla, and malt powder. Set a mesh strainer on top.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan. 
3. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a wooden or heatproof plastic spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and whisk it into the malted milk mixture. Stir until cool over an ice bath. 
4. Chill mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. As you remove the ice cream from the machine, fold in the chopped malted milk balls.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

yoga with adriene


A few weeks ago I stumbled upon Yoga With Adriene, and just had to share. Her personality is so warm, encouraging, and lighthearted, I find myself excited for my time on the mat every night (every night!). This is not to say that it isn't a challenging practice, but she keeps me smiling even when my muscles burn. I started out with the month-long Yoga Camp and look forward to following her weekly videos. And, unbelievably, it's all free.

Friday, April 8, 2016

horticulture

What a thrill to see Horticulture plant potion in Sunset magazine's April 2016 issue. This face oil is a powerful blend of nourishing botanicals lovingly handcrafted by my dear friend, Juree, right here in Portland. It was my pleasure to design the label and learn a bit about plant-based skincare; now I'm utterly devoted! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ok Go in zero gravity


OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out
Hello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for "Upside Down & Inside Out". A million thanks to S7 Airlines. #GravitysJustAHabit
Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016


They're just the greatest. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

new year pretzels

New year, new recipes! We made these soft pretzels on New Year's Day, a wonderful project for our now 3-year-old, and a lovely foil to all that holiday sweetness. Thank you, 3191 Miles Apart, for a wonderful recipe! Find it here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

teahupo'o


Teahupo'o, Du Ciel from SURFING Magazine on Vimeo.

The most incredible footage of the reef break Teahupo'o, off the coast of Tahiti. It's lovely to see artistry meet nature meet cuckoobananas surfers. Hats off to all.