Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sweet Treats - Yum
Who doesn't like something cool on a hot day? Whether it's ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt, that cool delight on the tongue is sometimes just what you need to make it through a scorcher. Gone are the days of the neighborhood ice cream parlor, or soda fountain, at least here where I live. Oh, we have the Baskin Robbins, or Cold Stone, and even a Russell Stover that serves ice cream, and they're good, but the feeling isn't the same. You have to head up into the mountains to find a true parlor, with the iron-work table and chairs painted white and those pastel parlor colors, with the shining chrome accents and curtains at the windows. However, there's no need to drive far to get that ice cream parlor feeling - you just need to get your hands on the June Smaller than a Breadbox kit. I'm sure those old fashioned ice cream parlors are just what Doodlebug (one of my all time favorite manufacturers) was thinking of when they designed their Sweet Treats line. All those great pastels cover the papers and have you thinking of the long-gone parlors and the sweet, cool treats behind the glass cases; chocolate brown, pink strawberry, green mint, blue raspberry, and cherry.