Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Too sweet for words

Snack time
Laval QC
May 2013

Thematic. Frozen. Here.
I've been remiss in posting a new Thematic this week. Life's been, um, busy, with more than the usual concentration of stuff to keep me going from long before dawn until well after most normal people would have tucked themselves back into bed.

So while I mull over a new theme - suggestions always welcome, too - I thought I'd share this with you. On the surface, it's just an ice cream sandwich, a slab of dairy goodness slapped between, in this case, a couple of oversized cookies. It's the kind of food most folks shouldn't be consuming in any great quantity, but they do, anyway, because how can you say no to this?

In the end, we find a way to balance the desire to eat something that makes us happy with the desire to keep our arteries from clogging decades too soon. Because life is all about balance. And a little bit of sweetness mixed into the chaotic ebb and flow of the everyday is a pretty nice way to keep things balanced as they should be.

Bon appetit.

Your turn: Your favorite dessert is...? Because...?
(I'll even start you off: an ice cream sandwich just like this one. Because it takes me right back to when I was a kid, and my grandparents would get such a thrill every time I ate one.)

5 comments:

Bernie said...

A bowl of Ice Cream, with fresh, home, Passionfruit.... YUMM!!!

Gilly said...

I love lemon meringue pie! The real thing, made with lemons that grew on a tree!

Having said that I once had the most fantastic lemon cake in a little taverna in Greece. I tried to get the recipe from Mama the owner, but I don't speak Greek and she didn't speak English, so apart from getting the message the lemons came from her tree and the eggs from her hens, I just have to enjoy the memory!

How about "balance" for the Thematics? Or has that been done? Or "Imbalance" then?

photodoug said...

Carmi, our favorite dessert is a chocolate brownie with a large dollop of vanilla ice cream which is smothered with whipped cream and topped with a maraschino cherry. Served first because who wants to make room for dessert?

dean said...

Desserts - I think my favourite is good vanilla ice cream with homemade butterscotch sauce. Another fave is zabaglione, which is a creamy sweet custard made with egg yolks, sugar, and marsala.

Yet another is good vanilla ice cream with a little high quality (4 leaf) balsamic vinegar drizzled on it.

Now I'm hungry for dessert.

Michael Manning said...

Hey Carmi: I'd have to say ice cream, although I don't indulge too much! :)