Ginger and Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
If I wrote a book it would be called, Food Blogging for Busy and/or Lazy Moms.
I’m both of those moms so I can totally relate.
Take food photography, for example. There have been pretty obvious trends in food photography on blogs, some of which I’ve adopted, some I haven’t. Things like creating faux table tops swept a lot of food blogs and I’m all,
“Seriously? I don’t have time for that. It would totally cut into my Pinterest time. And who would believe that I have 2-3 different rustic farm tables anyway? Oh, and where would I store them? And deciding on a color to paint them might take me longer than actually painting. Again, more time I could have spent pinning.”
Lately it’s been about the marble slab background. Simple to acquire, but again…. where would I store the thing? And if everyone buys the same kind of marble, wouldn’t all of our photos look the same?
And isn’t marble super heavy? (I’m a wuss.)
Another trend I’ve seen lately is using gnarly old pans and baking sheets. THOSE I have. AND they already have a place in my kitchen. Done and done.
I’d like to start my own trend. It’s called, “Curious baby destroys food styling.”
I think it could catch on. Not all food bloggers have babies, but I’m sure they could find one. Or someone could start a rental service for food bloggers.
I’d totally let another food blogger have my toddler for an hour.
I’ll even cut my rate in half if you bring her back bathed and freshly napped.
If she’s potty trained when I get her back, I’ll waive the fee completely. And I’ll make you a cake on your birthday.
Speaking of birthdays… my birthday was last week. So was Steve’s birthday. Usually I make a cake for us, but this year I didn’t. A couple of weeks ago I made a ridiculously good frozen dessert, and figured we didn’t need a cake so soon.
(I’d like to still fit in my jeans when it gets cold, thanks.)
I also realized that, having birthdays in the summer, we’d rather have really good ice cream.
Like this completely un-paleo ice cream. (I did use honey to sweeten the whole thing, so counts for something, right?)
Have you ever roasted strawberries? It gives them a deep, rich flavor, which I love. I used pureed roasted strawberries as the swirl in some ginger ice cream.
Um, wow. Sweet and creamy and gingery-spicy.