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My Favorite Ice Cream Recipe

There is no more decadent hot day than a cool, silky scoop of homemade ice cream. July is National Ice Cream month, and I’m so excited to show you how making your own homemade ice cream is easier than you might think! It is, I can say, the best ice cream I have ever tasted. Is there anything better than having a bowl of your favorite ice cream on a warm summer night? The radio is playing your favorite song and fireflies rise as sparks across green grass. Cold creamy ice cream coats your tongue and you are instantly transported back to childhood. Everything seems simpler and you are happy. When I moved to Happy Days cottage, I felt a calling to head into the kitchen and create the best

76 Year-Old Chef Shiro Crafts the Perfect Sushi | Out and About: Seattle

Even at the age of seventy-six, Chef Shiro continues to work at his restaurant, Sushi Kashiba, in Seattle. Nestled adjacent to the bay in the Pike Street Market, Chef Shiro has pursued his passion for decades. He trained under the renowned Chef Jiro Ono in Japan. He moved to the United States and has continued his work in the country for decades. Despite having the opportunity to retire, he wanted to continue living his dream in his restaurant. Prepared in the Edomae tradition, Chef Shiro continues to craft the best sushi I have ever tasted.

A Rib Cook-Off for July 4th in Martha's Vineyard

What do you get when you put an English chef and a local plumber together at Happy Days Cottage? A rib cook-off in time for the Fourth of July! My friend, Asa, will be smoking his ribs, and I'll be pressure cooking mine. Happy Days!

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