The ice cream was sweet and tart simultaneously, and because I substituted almond flavoring for the kirsch, it had the glorious finish of almonds. It is difficult to leave that container of ice cream alone. We had a couple of scoops last night while watching Date Night, which is a pretty darn hilarious movie, and a nice departure from most of the cinematic cliches of a marriage in peril. It felt a little more real, even as Steve Carrell and Tina Fey's characters are spun into absurd situations. It's a shame this movie didn't get more promotion than it did. I went into it not knowing anything more than what the movie poster told me.
Another culinary find yesterday was some toasted herbed almonds from Sunset. It's super simple and awesomely addictive. I didn't have the rosemary the recipe called for so I substituted the thyme I had left over from my shallots dish, black pepper, and smoked paprika. It's a great reward for such a small effort, something that makes cooking so rewarding for me.