Day 100 - A.C.E. Oops.
Day 100 - Ciao! Saturday is here! I'm going to make this post short and sweet as the project today but let's start with a story.
There was a time I loved to travel the world. I find it's an honor and a privilege to visit a new land, experience a new culture and try new things. It makes life memories and creates new spaces in me. One of my favorite things to try in a new place is food. Not surprising is it?
For some reason one particular trip popped into my head today. It was a trip I took years ago to Italy. It was my last day in Rome with my lover and it was beautiful but a scorchingly hot May day. As we rambled through the ancient cobblestone alleys, I remember bitterly complaining about the heat as sweat poured off us in buckets. Out of nowhere, a heavenly mirage appeared. A gelateria that wasn't in our guide book, the yellow awning waving slowly in the heat, beaconing us inside. As we stepped up to the gelato window, all the beautiful jewel toned rows of gelato sparkled in the sun. "Cinque scoops si prega." I told the bella behind the counter. Although all the gelato flavors were refreshing and heavenly, the one flavor that stood out was A.C.E. or Orange, Carrot, Lemon. It was a tangy, sweet mixture so refreshing it felt like I had stepped into the Emperor Nero's freezer. I still remember that moment. Today I tried to recreate that amazing A.C.E. moment.
Let me confess something. I need to do my research BEFORE starting a blog post. I thought A.C.E. stood for Apple, Carrot, Orange. That's right. I bought the WRONG ingredients and took ALL the photos before I realized that A.C.E. stood for Apple, Carrot, Lemon. Awe man! Oops!
So today's project is to pick a dish that stands out in your mind. One that has been so ingrained you will remember it until the end. Now try to make it without a recipe or any research. Then go look up the recipe. How does it compare? In the meantime, here is the recipe for A.C.O. gelato which was refreshing and healthy but not A.C.E.
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups carrot juice
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 2 granny smith apples chopped
- ice cream maker
Step 1: Core & chop the apples and place them in a blender. Add the orange juice, carrot juice and coconut cream. Blend until smooth.
Step 2: Place the A.C.O mixture into the ice cream maker and use the ice cream maker according to the manufacture's directions.
Well, I'm going to go try to make the real A.C.E recipe soon. Let me know how your "recipe" turns out and arrivederci!