11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun …   1. The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ice cream uses jellyfish proteins. (Learn more at Lick Me I’m Delicious) 2. A beagle named Elvis can smell when polar bears are pregnant at the Cincinnati zoo. (Learn more at Cincinnati Zoo) 3. Customs agents in Los Angeles recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle that was stolen from a Nebraska man’s backyard nearly 46 years ago. (Learn more at Orange County Register) 4. Twenty Pound Carp, a fish with its …

Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day/Month

You may have noticed that I love to celebrate special days and months throughout the year, having used this space before to call your attention to everything from National Adopt a Cat Month to National Tapioca Pudding Day. I guess it’s only fitting that ice cream – one of greatest inventions of all time – has not only a specific day set aside in its honor (the third Sunday in July), but an entire month - July – designated as National …

The Coolest Cones: Making Healthy Ice Cream Choices

Officially, July was National Ice Cream Month, but seriously — shouldn’t it at least be extended to the searing, sizzling month of August? Yeah, I thought so, too. So in honor of National Extended Ice Cream Month, let’s talk about which frozen treats are the healthiest. Here’s the inside scoop: The most fattening ice creams: Newsweek has a list of the six worst offenders. At the top – Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter at 360 calories and 24 grams of fat in a mere …