Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Girls Night Out in the making

Not only does Cool Moon Ice Cream have a zillion handmade, all natural, funky and delicious flavors to choose from, but they have super cool people who work there, too!

The same night I blogged their flavors, totally on a whim since I was jealous that my parents went there without me, I got an email from them thanking me for the "press" and offering me and my family a free scoop!

Now I'm Fer Sher going there as soon as possible.
Who's coming with me?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tell me, what flavor would YOU get?

Have any of you Portland locals been here yet?
Cool Moon Ice Cream

My folks are headed there tonight and I'm dying to know how it is.
Just LOOK at these flavors!


Bing Cherry Almond Chip
A Cool Moon original: Oregon Bing Cherries, toasted almonds, liquid chocolate crackle and a hint of natural almond extract.


Buttermilk Marionberry Swirl
A luscious swirl of Oregon’s signature blackberry accents tangy buttermilk ice cream


Butter Pecan
The classic butternut with Pecans instead of Black Walnuts


Cardinal Zin
Bittersweet chocolate with luscious zinfandel wine, dark sweet Oregon cherries, and a touch of Balsamic vinegar


Cherry Vanilla
Oregon Bing cherries with Indonesian and Madagascar vanillas


Chocolate Cherry
Milk chocolate ice cream with Oregon Bing cherries and a healthy shot of Kirschwasser.


Chocolate Sorbet
German bittersweet chocolate and our own fudge sauce in a dense, rich sorbet


Chocolate Zinfandel
Bittersweet chocolate with luscious zinfandel wine and a touch of Balsamic vinegar


Citrus Pistachio
Pistachios in creamy orange scented ice cream. Orange juice, lemon and orange zest, candied lemon peel, Grand Marnier


Coffee Caramel
Strong coffee ice cream with swirls of our own caramel sauce


Coffee Toffee
Strong coffee ice cream with locally made English Toffee rubble (crunchy toffee, chocolate, hazelnuts)


Cookies & Cream
Our Fresh Cream ice cream with all natural chocolate sandwich cookies


Espresso
24 shots of Batdorf & Bronson’s Dancing Goats blend espresso plus a dusting of ground beans. Great coffee makes great ice cream.


Fresh Banana
Cream, bananas, that’s all!


Fresh Cream
Our custom ice cream base frozen all by itself. Simply: cream, sugar, eggs.


Candied Ginger
Smooth ginger ice cream with nuggets of candied ginger


Ginger Chai
Indian Chai spice mix from Portland’s own Dragonfly Chai with a handful of spicy candied ginger


Funky Chocolate Goldmine
Reverse Cookies & Cream! Our dark chocolate ice cream with “inclusions” of all-natural vanilla sandwich cookie


Good Bye Yellow Brickle Road (we thought of the name first: May 2008)
Locally made English Toffee rubble (toffee, chocolate, almonds, & hazelnuts) in our light butterscotch ice cream


Gracie’s Caramel Nib Supreme
Natural cocoa nibs in a smooth caramel ice cream


Kulfi
Our interpretation of a classic Indian Pistachio/Cardamom frozen dessert. A splash of rosewater lends the scent of authenticity. A Diwali staple.


Lavender Lemon
Aromatic and zesty all at once—a virtual garden of earthly delight!


Lemon Ginger
Lemon ice cream with spicy candied ginger nuggets


Lemon Sorbet
Our reinterpretation of the classic lemon Italian Ice—fresh squeezed juice, lemon zest, and sugar!


Lime in de Coconut Sorbet
Freshly squeezed lime juice meets Thai coconut creme in a puckery summer delight


Mango
Our rich ice cream with Indonesian vanilla and fresh mango-- “The King of Fruits!”


Maple Nut
The classic, made with pecans and pure Vermont maple syrup.


Marcona Almond
Roasted almond nuggets in a rich toasted almond butter ice cream. Real Amaretto rounds out the trifecta.


Mint Chip
Dried Oregon peppermint, peppermint extract, Belgian chocolate. Minty with just a touch of green!


Mocha Mania
Rich house coffee with a tenacious fudge swirl


Mocha Toffee
Exotic coffee blends, Belgian chocolate, crunchy English toffee—What’s not to love?


Morning Sunrise
Lightly tart lemon ice cream softened with a wash of strawberries


Orange Sorbet
Freshly squeezed orange juice and orange liquor


Orange Sherbet
Freshly squeezed orange juice and orange liquor mixed with a small amount of our rich ice cream base


The Oregon Berries
Beautiful ripe, local fruit, Tahitian vanilla, and our local ice cream base.


Blueberry


Raspberry


Strawberry


Summer Berry (Marion, Boysen and Blue Berries)


Endless Summer Berry (Summer Berry fruit blend plus raspberries)


Fresh Peach
Perfect fresh fruit, Tahitian vanilla


Fresh Peach Sorbet
Just the fruit, Ma’am!


Pineapple Orange Sorbet
Tropical fruity perfection with a splash of orange liqueur for spirit


PB Squared
The PB “double dose!” Peanut butter ice cream with locally made peanut butter cookie crumbles


PB Cookies & Cream
Locally made peanut butter cookies in our Fresh Cream ice cream


Peanut Butter Crackle
Peanut Butter Ice Cream with liquid chocolate crackle crisps


Perseid Meteor Shower
Bittersweet chocolate ice cream with white chocolate flakes. A summer occurrence in Oregon!


Pina Colada Sorbet
Pure Pineapple juice, Coconut Crème, and a shot of Meyers Dark Rum


Righteous Chocolate
Our own classic mix of German bittersweet chocolates


Saffron Sunshine
Morning in New Delhi – Kashmiri saffron, nutmeg, pistachios, and toasted almonds


Saigon Cinnamon
Suberbly rich ice cream featuring this classic spice


Spicy Thai Chili
Coconut, peanut and hot chili meet in this zesty popular flavor


Oregon Strawberry Sorbet
Ripe Willamette Valley berries and sugar. Pure summer in every bite!


Toasted Coconut
Our rich ice cream base with coconut creme and toasted shredded coconut


US Mint
Cool Oregon mint extract and our creamy ice cream base


The Cool Moon Vanilla Triumvirate
The best friends you know you can count on—together or individually:


Bourbon Indonesian

Tahitian


Mexican


Vanilla Caramel
We make our own dark caramel sauce and swirl it into freshly frozen vanilla ice cream


Vanilla Chocolate Chip
The classic, made our way, with liquid chocolate crackle and German chocolate bits


Vanilla Fudge Twirl
Our Indonesian blend vanilla liberally laced with our hot fudge sauce


Malted Vanilla
Bourbon Indonesian vanilla ice cream with malt powder added for that incomparable malt ball flavor

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Update on my health. Wow, I sound like a Grandma!

Update: I forgot to mention that my chriopractor is a: Full scope chiropractor, proficient in the best of techniques, with an emphasis on cervical specific adjusting and over 30 years of experience with NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association).

Remember that car accident I was in back in September? I was rear-ended.
Well I'm still feeling the affects of the whiplash.

The chiropractor said today that my atlas and axis are misaligned and this is causing the limited rotation in my neck, the sharp shooting pains at the base of my skull, the headaches, the tingling sensation down my arms, the insomnia...
Yeah, I've got all that. :(

This is everything my acupuncturist said so I'm glad it was confirmed by a second Dr.
My needle guy referred me to the back guy because he said he's one of the best in Oregon when it comes to helping people with this very issue.



Something I found on the Internet:
"If the atlas is not properly aligned, it compresses the immediately adjacent arteries acting almost as a guillotine. (stronger pressure from the bones, but obviously no incision). The result is a disruption of the blood flow to the brain, which in combination with other factors can lead to migraines. Furthermore, this disruption of the bloodstream can of course lead to a whole range of further health problems over time. "




Also, there is strain between my C5 and C6 vertebra that is causing my hips to adjust which causes one leg to be longer than the other.



And he said not to do my Denise Austin Yoga Body Burn anymore.

Slow, easy yoga: yes.

Fast, challenging yoga: no.

Wwwaaahhhhh

I love this video. I love my friend Alika who came over to my house every single morning for 2 weeks straight at 8am to do this with me.



Well, I guess I better follow Doc's orders.

So long Denise....for now.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Amy is baptized

Is it just me, or can you see Jesus' love radiating on her face?
So precious.

Here is a 2 minute video of a cute 8 year old girl in her ladybug earrings publicly proclaiming her love and obedience to God.


video

Today will be remembered....eternally.