Sacramento Connect: Ice cream, watermelon and more

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 - 11:48 am

Sac Foodies stop by La Bombe Ice Cream & More

La Bombe is a European-style ice cream parlor that serves more than 20 flavors of locally made Gunther’s ice cream, as well as salads, sandwiches and more. The specialty, however, are the Les Bombe Glacés. The Les Bombe Glacés are domes of layered ice cream dolloped onto cookie wafers and topped with something sweet. You can pick a variety of flavors that will satisfy any craving.

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Sweet Baked Life makes watermelon agua fresca

Are you inspired by your surroundings? I am! Last week I attended a luncheon where we were treated to an incredible “Farm to Fork” meal using solely fresh ingredients from our local farms to create a scrumptiously fresh and appealing lunch. The highlight for me was a beverage, Watermelon Agua Fresca – it truly inspired me. This delightful pinkish-red concoction was presented in a tall glass bottle, which was gently poured into a tiny jar lined with some type of raw pink sugar! And yes, I was hooked from the very first sip. Can we say AMAZING? I definitely knew I had to re-create this refreshing drink at home! And easily and quickly I did!

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A Girl and her Fork on finger limes

I’ve been enamored with finger limes ever since I had them on some fresh oysters and in some phenomenal cocktails last year. I love how the little tiny spherical bubbles feel on my tongue and when you bite into them you get this effervescent burst of lemon-lime flavor with a slight floral undertone. They’re kind of like a citrus pop rock … Finger limes are quite versatile. You can use them in drinks, marmalades, salads. … You can also use the zest.

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