Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’


We All Scream

Written by Sarah. Posted in baking, cooking, DIY, recipe, summer

Hey there! Hope you all beat the heat! Now that it’s cooled down a bit, I can get back to blogging. In case there’s another freakishly hellish heatwave, here’s a delicious Green Tea ice cream recipe to chill us out.

I’m so excited that we now have an ice cream maker! We’ve always wanted the Kitchen Aid attachment. I think it’s one of the main reasons we bought the mixer in the first place. There is probably no feeling greater than digging into a pint of your own homemade ice cream!

Green Tea Ice Cream
adapted from Alton Brown’s vanilla ice cream recipe from “Churn Baby Churn 2”
3 cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy cream
8 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons matcha powder

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half and heavy cream. Stir occassionally, bring to a simmer, and then remove from heat. Wisk egg yolks in another bowl until light in color. Gradually wisk sugar into the eggs. A little at a time, add small amounts of the cream to the eggs until a third of the cream is added. Then combine the rest of the cream. Return to the saucepan over low heat and stir. The mixture will thicken and coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and pour into a container to cool for thirty minutes before adding vanilla and matcha powder. Refrigerate this for 8 hours. Pour mixture into ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then freeze overnight for desired texture.

It is not a short process but it is well worth your patience!

AB’s recipe is based on a rich, gourmet-style ice cream. The kind you find in those tiny $5 pints at the bodega across the street. Way more delicious than those bargain ice creams you can actually afford to enjoy.

And, if I may just take a moment to brag, I was lucky enough to meet Alton Brown at a surprise book signing a few weeks ago. I had him sign this Polaroid of us. He wanted to know where I got film these days! 🙂

Have you ever made ice cream? What’s your favorite flavor?

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Wish I was on the beach…

Written by Sarah. Posted in holiday, want

With all of this cold winter air, I’m just wishing I was on the beach. I finally had some time to scan my polaroids from my trip in October. All I could think about is laying on the beach!


Back in October, I was able to take a really fantastic long weekend trip to the Dominican Republic. It was so nice to finally get out of the city and somewhere warm. I had never been to an all-inclusive resort before. In fact, I feel like I’ve never been on a “real” vacation even though my family has done plenty of fun stuff together. Vacation has mainly meant running around museums and occasionally a roller coaster or water park. We’ve only been to the beach together twice. This was such a treat for me.

And, I have to admit, it was wonderful to be waited on and massaged and served wonderful food. We were spoiled. But sometimes you deserve that.

I wish I was there, on that beautiful bali bed sipping something tropical.

I used to have this crazy obsession with Polaroids. And by that I mean, I lived in Williamsburg. Anyway, they are gone now which broke my little heart. I had a really special birthday this past summer and among the wonderful things I got, my dad found the Fuji Instax 210 camera. It was really great especially knowing he’s been looking for a Polaroid replacement for me all this time. The Instax film is easy to find and it’s the same price as Polaroid once was before it was a collectors item. The only thing I’m not crazy about is the shape of the camera and the viewfinder. It’s awkwardly large but the viewfinder is tricky.

Still, I love having these photos.

Dear Winter,

Go away.

Love, S

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