Thymeline 21 | Feast In Thyme

Thymeline 21

Let’s talk ice cream festivals, recipe experiments, cherry massacres, #PopsicleWeek, and a list of links from around the web in this week’s twenty-first edition of Thymeline. 

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Do you love ice cream? I know I do.

This weekend, we met our friends and their little one for a day out, and ate our way across the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival here in Delaware. Despite waking up to an early morning rainstorm, the weather was just perfect. Beautiful Rockwood Park was covered in over 50 trucks and tents of food vendors and local businesses. What a lovely way to start the summer.

Thymeline 21 | Feast In Thyme

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In my own kitchen, I’ve been on an experimental kick lately. The influx of new produce in the markets and my own regained mobility has put my creativity on overdrive. On one hand, it’s great – I’m trying a lot of new stuff and getting a lot of ideas. On the other hand, it also means the long-term testing and writing schedules I’ve laid out for myself are being adjusted daily to accommodate. Not necessarily a bad thing, but can be potentially disorienting at times.

A few things I’ve made this week:

Because I need a simple pasta for every season, corn and zucchini one-skillet summer pasta:

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The peaches were too good to pass up at the local farm, so I pulled together and preserved a jalapeno peach whiskey glaze inspired by a recipe in Vivian Howard’s Deep Run Roots (see my full review of the cookbook here). I tried out a jar on some perfectly tender (and totally on sale) bone-in pork chops and it was delicious!

Thymeline 21 | Feast In Thyme

I also made a beautiful batch of Bourbon Soaked Cherries, adapted from a recipe by Kristy Gardner of She Eats. I’ve tweaked it along the way for my purposes (it’s what I do), but the original is pretty excellent on its own. I pitted all two pounds of cherries while watching some mediocre detective mystery on Netflix, and posted my resulting “crime scene” on Instagram:

Thymeline 21 | Feast In Thyme

To my surprise, I found out some people aren’t aware of a labor-saving summer kitchen tool – a cherry pitter! I usually resist getting one-use tools for space reasons, but having one of these on hand encourages me to make so many more cherry things. It’s still messy business (as you can see), but so much faster and prettier than doing it all by hand.

Other than that, I’m super excited for #PopsicleWeek starting up! I’ll even have a pop recipe of my own up on the blog this week. Check out all the recipes in this handy list managed and maintained by the excellent online event host, Billy Green over at Wit and Vinegar.

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Now, links!

Cheers!

Thymeline 21 | Feast In Thyme (New Castle County Ice Cream Festival 2017)

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