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Friday, February 23, 2007

Just in time for St. Pat's day

One of our co-workers, Lisa, shared a treat with me that I have to share with you, even as I eat it.

How the discussion began, I don't know. But yesterday she mentioned that she had made some Basil Ice Cream. Basil? Like the herb?

Intrigued, I cajoled her into bringing me just a taste today. She was much more generous than that, fortunately for me. It is creamy, surprising and fun. Oh, and pretty (it's not easy bein' green).

If you're looking for something green to share that you can't just run to the store for, this is it.

Top o' the ice cream to ya!


at 2:47 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

Yummers! I want to try some - sounds refreshing. Though I really crave black sesame ice cream, which we'd periodically find in Hong Kong. You can make your own - http://foodaholic.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/project-iced-1-black-sesame-ice-cream/
or buy some from the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory in New York. Check out these crazy flavors - ginger, durian!

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