Tasty Tangents

Food, life and other morsels

Ice cream season

I’m so happy that summer is almost here. It’s not that I stop eating ice cream during colder months, okay maybe December, but that’s because there’s so much other good sweet stuff out there. But there’s something so satisfying about cooling off on a hot day with an ice cream on the beach or a milkshake on the patio or a popsicle in the backyard. Hubby and I have been so enjoying this new gum flavour ‘Trident Splash Orange Swirl’ that tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle that we finally gave in and picked up a couple of the real thing this afternoon. I don’t think I’ve had one since I was a kid, and it was exactly how I remember it, with the requisite orange lips and tongue after you’ve eaten it as well. There are a lot of foods that hold memories for me, and make me quite nostalgic. From traditional desserts like biscotti, to a homemade tomato sauce, to the ‘Rocket’ candy given out at Halloween. Do any foods induce nostalgia for you?

5 Comments

  1. Ah, mom’s comfort food: grilled cheese (which I use to call “girl cheese”), beans on toast, tomato soup. And on the ice-cream side, maple-walnut ice cream.

  2. I agree. Ice cream can be eaten any time of year but on a hot summer’s day, it hits the spot!

    • Absolutely. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s the real deal or soft serve or a milkshake or a snow cone. It’s all good!

  3. pasta con aglio e olio… from the pot 😉