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I am eating this apple....

...but I am wishing it was a cigarette.

Now that I've come off of nicotine patches my cravings have been stronger, much to my displeasure. Since my knee is out, I cannot even stomp away this energy as per my usual escape.

I hope this eases soon lest I explode. This weekend...I ate my body weight in ice cream. UGH.

On a positive note however, our household did find a local, organic ice cream from Sibby's Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor. They seem like a sweet spot; they buy fair trade and support their local farmers. They also claim that the local cows who produce their cream are all "contented" and even each have "real names". I'd like to believe that this is true, but with industrialized organics I am am suspect unless I can visit the farm myself.

Ahhhh - trying to eat ethically in the midwest...it often feels to me like a game of "spin the wheel and try to choose the lesser evil".

While the Sibby's was good, we cannot get over that sexy pineapple basil gelato and have agreed to prioritize making REALLY local ice cream at home. We're considering strawberry basil and/or blueberry basil.

Anyone out there made gelato at home before? Any tips are welcome.

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kenllama
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
lesser weevils
I think the gelato is definitely the lesser (or more fabulous!) of two evils.

Congratulations on your fierceness and persistence with giving up smoking. Good luck, and shining will, and big hugs!
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: lesser weevils
Congratulations on your fierceness and persistence with giving up smoking.

Thanks so much...I am trying not to chew through my desk...EEEK!
kenllama
Jul. 8th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Re: lesser weevils
you know, it might be more satisfying to give and *try* to chew through your desk ;)
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Re: lesser weevils
Okay I tried.

It hurts my teeth and my office mates seem put off by this behavior.

Go figure...
boiwondering
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathies. Nicotine is a hard, hard addiction to break, and especially so when you're can't work through the cravings in your usual fashion. My best wishes are with you! :)
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you...I may sneak off to the gym today despite the knee. I need some help! Your wishes inspire me though...thank you!
tarirocks
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Seriously, that gelato is *CRAZY* good. I can't wait to try making something equally amazing ourselves.
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Me too...I wish my life were less busy - I want to try it NOW!
chelidon
Jul. 7th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I think that both P and C have made gelato -- P also makes all kinds of crazy high cookery ices and such, so I suspect one or both might be able to give you some tips. P, being P, will likely also send you about a million links to things he has found on the web about it...

And good on you for the smoking full stop. I am SO glad you're keeping with it.
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...perhaps I will harass P and C then, though I have no idea how to contact P.

And yes, I am keeping with the non-smoking - but I HATE IT WITH THE FLAMING PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS!!! DO YOU HEAR???!?!?!

Ahem...perhaps you have noticed that I have strong feelings on this matter...
sandieganpagan
Jul. 7th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Check out this blog
You might know her already... but check out Trevia's blog http://laveganloca.blogspot.com/ If she doesn't know a recipe she'll know where to find one. She's a fan-freaking-tastic cook.
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Check out this blog
Ooooo...I did not know Trevia - but this blog looks fantastic. Thanks so much for sending me the link!
blue_sky_48220
Jul. 8th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Good for you on the not-smoking thing!

trying to eat ethically in the midwest...it often feels to me like a game of "spin the wheel and try to choose the lesser evil".

I know the feeling. What I keep thinking is, "Isn't in our heritage to be farmers? What the hell happened to the Midwest? People in California should be having trouble finding local dairy products, not people in Michigan!"
jennlynn_green
Jul. 8th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
"Isn't in our heritage to be farmers? What the hell happened to the Midwest? People in California should be having trouble finding local dairy products, not people in Michigan!"

You are singing my song darlin'. We can get some local cheese at our farmers' market, but I have to run a gamut to get local, organic half-and-half. Local yogurt? FORGET IT!

Hey...you wanna start a dairy farm? *wink*
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