Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quick Bite: The Bent Spoon

Earlier this month we visited The Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ. After hearing about flavors such as dark chocolate habanero and basil lavender, we decided we just had to see what this artisan ice cream shop had in store.

They offer plenty of sorbets, including passionfruit and blood orange (both delicious), along with a nice variety of homemade ice cream. We opted to try the olive oil and the cardamom ginger. I know what you're thinking - olive oil ice cream? What the...? It worked. The flavors were subtle and the ice cream itself was smooth and creamy almost beyond belief. The cardamom ginger had a more forward flavor but it wasn't overpowering. It was fresh and unique, and the tiny pieces of candied ginger were an added bonus. An unexpected scoop of ice cream, but certainly a pleasant surprise.

The shop makes a new flavor each time one of their current choices runs out, so there's almost always something new to try. Two small scoops will cost you $3.50, so this isn't the most budget-friendly treat, but the taste and unique flavors are worth the splurge. We can't wait to see what they have out the next time we go!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Talk 3/22

The Princeton Library will be hosting a free talk and slide-show presentation on March 22nd. The talk, titled "Crops and Culture: The Preservation of Heirloom Varieties" will be presented by Adam Forbes, an accomplished farmer who has started school gardens, organized community gardens, and traveled the world studying seed saving and biodiversity in food crops.

Photo by Alby Headrick (c) 2009

The event begins at 7pm and should be very interesting! Head on over to central NJ's Slow Food site to get all the info you will need.