Monday, June 07, 2004

Peach ice cream and why I blog

As you've noticed, I'm not running a discussion forum here. (Having belonged to a BBS for many years, and lived through my share of flamethrowing, just the reading phrase "discussion forum" can evoke the gag response.)

I guess I'm in it for one-on-one exchanges, trading information and inspiration on the broadest electronic market possible, via Google. Tonight I logged into my gmail account and found just the sort of message I live for: A woman in Central Texas was writing because she wants to make ice cream with the local seasonal peaches, but can't find the instruction book for her circa 1970 Waring Ice Cream Parlor. I'd blogged about using my vintage Waring, she'd Googled and found the blog entry. I dashed downstairs to my pantry, got the booklet, and typed out the key instructions. Somewhere in Central Texas, someone will be enjoying peach ice cream! And, come to think of it, maybe I'll whip up a batch this weekend, too. The peaches they had at the Ballard Market a couple weeks ago--not freestones, but the clingy, messy kind--had spectacular flavor for desserts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can find the full Waring Ice Cream Parlor instructions here.


  1. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Do you still have those Ice cream instructions. I have been trying to find them, but no luck so far. If you could, could you e-mail the key instructions to It would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Crystal, you left no way to reach you! But you can find the instructions at:


  3. Anonymous12:21 AM

    Thanks for this instruction! I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Good for you!