Summer does not equal rain in most cities, but here in Vancouver that is how the recent weather has been treating us. But keep your chin up! Everyone is still wearing shorts, visiting their local farmers market and filling their kitchens with summertime produce. I am sorry for the lack of sunshine my little tomato and basil plants!
Since the weather is not a scorcher outside, I am still able to turn on the oven guilt free. This means that J can enjoy warm strawberry rhubarb cobbler, roasted asparagus and brown rice pilaf all from the joy of the oven. (If it was a scorcher though, all of these could be done on the barbeque!!)
But any weather should involve ice cream. Anyone with a peanut allergy should be able to enjoy ice cream .
Like many, my allergies give me the misfortune to not be able to experience ice cream from a restaurant or local cafe. With flavours like peanut butter or pistachio, never mind the shops that have over a hundred flavours like seaweed and tuna, it is not safe for anyone with a nut allergy to eat safely in a cafe. So my choices are either to make it myself or recently I have been enjoying Avalon Ice cream that I am purchasing from my local green grocer. It is made in a peanut free facility. If you are eating ice cream or waffle cones that are store bought, please make sure you find a brand that is made in a facility that is made without the contamination of ingredients you are allergic to. Always check the ingredient list! You can also call the 1-800 number of the company and ask them any questions if you have any hesitations.
The weather is perfect outside (right now…) to enjoy ice cream in these waffle cone bowls. They will be filled later with vanilla ice cream and apple rhubarb compote.
1 cup flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup milk
¼ cup water
1 tbsp melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and beat with a wire whisk.
Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons into waffle iron until golden brown. Remove and immediately press into any shape you desire.
For a crispier cone, add an additional one or two tablespoons of water into the batter.
Avalon Dairy- http://www.avalondairy.com/products.html