Fresh Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

cherry-ice-creamAt the moment it is cherry season in Canberra and the cherries are plump and ever so juicy.  So because there is an abundance of cherries I needed to come up with a way of using up some of the excess.

Well I have found one way to use them that is absolutely yummy – cherry ice cream.

Back in August I brought a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and I love it.  In fact I look for any opportunity to make ice cream. And over that time we have sorted out some favourites. Up until now my favourites have been chocolate with added bits and pieces such as hazel nuts or crushed up crunchy bars and my other favourite was fresh strawberry,  Paula’s favourite is toasted pecan ice cream.  So I make each one as the mood takes me.

But now my favourite is definitely fresh cherry.

I use the recipe that came with the Cuisinart for the Fresh Strawberry ice cream and just adapt it with various fruits such as mango, passionfruit, frozen mixed berries, whatever is in season.

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Cuisinart – a History of True Entrepreneurial Spirit and Quality

Cuisinart is one of those household names. Just about everyone knows it. Many, many people own these fine kitchen appliances, but few know the origin of the company … and its roots in high quality.

Imagine it’s 1967. For some of us (like me) it’s easy. For our younger readers, well humor me if you will. 🙂 Enter a man named Carl Sontheimer. Carl studied engineering and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also possessed a sound understanding of business principles. Skillfully blending the two together, Carl ran a quite successful business, Amzac Electronics.

Having just sold Amzac, Carl and his wife Shirley didn’t quite retire, but rather chose to pursue another business that combined Carl’s two passions: electronics and cooking. Back then, it was kind of weird combination. Regardless, they also liked travel and found themselves at a housewares show in France sometime in 1971. At that show they saw their first commercial food preparation machine made by a French company, Robot-Coupe.

The entrepreneurial wheels began to turn. You see Carl, having excellent engineering skills, was convinced that he could redesign the commercial food processors he had seen in France into a version suitable for use in the home. He and Shirley invested $20k (a LOT of money in 1971) and created their own housewares business. Of course, you know the name. It was Cuisinart.

Carl spent over 2 years creating his home food processor design. Always focusing on high quality design, he did things like improve and invent new blades. He incorporated safety mechanisms. He improved the way you feed food into the machine. Finally, by about 1974 he had arrived at a design that worked well, greatly decreased the time it took to prepare foods, and made it easy to clean up afterward. It was a robust and elegant design, ready for the US market.

Drawing on his engineering and business talents, Carl had introduced an early version of his food process at the National Housewares Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. That was in 1973. He took the feedback he received at the show and incorporated it into his subsequent designs. That was of great value in and of itself. However, Carl achieved something of far greater value at that show. He introduced the American public to a heretofore little known genre of kitchen home appliances … the home food processor. He planted the seed.

Ok, so he had planted a seed. Big deal you say! Actually, it wasn’t. Sales stunk to put it mildly. But here again, Carl’s entrepreneurial shrewdness came to play. He brought out the big gun of (insert trumpets from heaven here) free publicity. He got the famous gourmet cooks of the time to talk about and write about his Cuisinart food processor. People like James Beard, Julia Child, Eva Pomice all either endorsed his product or wrote shining articles in prestigious magazines like “Gourmet” or “Forbes”. He even got the New York Times to talk about his invention. Needless to say, that seed got some high grade fertilizer.

By 1975 sales began to take off. Carl build his sales momentum on the foundation of high quality and price. Cusinart became synonymous with top of the line quality. It became fashionable to own a Cuisinart, like wearing “Calvin Kline” jeans. Carl and Shirley owned the business privately so we don’t have any hard sales data. However, some industry analysts “guesstimated” that 1976 sales ranged somewhere between 150k to 250k units. That was a huge increase from selling only a few a month only about 18 months before. By 1977 Cuisinart sales reached $50 million.

If you can’t tell already, I really admire Carl Sontheimer. He embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. Think for a moment about what he accomplished. In about 6 short years, he went from just an idea to over $50 million in sales. That’s astounding! What impresses me most is his insistence on good design and quality products. Today, it seems, those two aspects of business stand second to big corporate profit and too big to fail mentality.

So, in closing, I want to say that I like Cuisinart small appliances. I have a cuisinart programmable coffee maker and a food processor, both of which I use regularly. They serve me well and I feel good about the value I received in exchange for my hard earned money. I think if you choose to buy Cuisinart, you’ll feel the same way too. Thanks for reading.

Author bio:|
As a recently new single dad, Mike Rocha began an online business to help make ends meet. He loves to cook. Mike’s dad had a saying, “Some people eat to live, our family lives to eat!” 😉 So publishing articles about various new recipes, or writing a review on the cuisinart 4 slice toaster, fits right in.

Mike lives in beautiful sunny south Florida with his son who helps him with food shopping, cooking, and … yes … even cleanup, too. LOL. Mike has a dream to visit Italy and learn how to make Prosciutto ham.

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Cuisinart Chefs Classic NonStick Hard Anodized 17 Piece Cookware Set Review

Cuisinart Chefs Classic 17pc Hard Anodized Cookware SetThis set contains a 1½ quart saucepan with lid, a 2 quart saucepan with lid, a 3 quart saucepan with lid, an 8 inch skillet, a 10 inch skillet, a 12 inch skillet with lid, a 4 quart sauté pan with lid, a 9 quart stockpot with lid, a 7¾ inch steamer insert with lid and a 9½ inch pasta insert.

The Hard Anondized Aluminum of this set conducts heat much faster.  This is great but it also means that you have to be careful because everything gets hotter quicker.  You need to turn the heat down much lower than you were used to or you’ll end up with burned food which can stick.

The insides of the pots and pans are a special Cuisinart non-stick substance that’s reinforced with titanium.  This makes it long lasting and extra smooth so that you will be able to cook without oil or very little.  It also makes cleanup a breeze!  Cuisinart say it’s best not to use metal utensils, so you will need to purchase a few inexpensive silicon and wood ones to make this set last.  There’s also a lifetime guarantee, if you look after the set properly!

The lids that come with the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 17-Piece Cookware Set are glass and are apparently break-resistant.  The glass is a big bonus as you can see the food but there is also a lid for every item in the set.  You won’t have to hunt around for a spare lid that might fit the right pot…they’re all there!  Just be careful as the lids do get hot so you’ll need a potholder.

The other bonuses are the insert for steaming veggies and the one for cooking pasta.  You don’t often get these extras in a cookware set.

My only grumble would be that the pots don’t stack because the lids are domed.  So you will need plenty of space for storage if you want to leave the lids on. If you do stack the pots inside each other, put some kitchen paper between layers to prevent the pots scratching each other.

The set isn’t dishwasher safe but that’s not a problem because they are so easy to clean.  As long as the heat stays low and food doesn’t burn and stick, you can just run them under a tap and everything just slides off.  Even if there are a few burnt bits, a quick soak soon gets rid of it.

The set is safe in the oven up to 500 degrees which is a big help as it cuts down on time and the number of pots you will need to use when making a dish.

All in all, a great set for the price.

Where Can I Buy This Set?

Our ‘best buy’ choice is Amazon

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Sauce Pans

Cuisinart Chefs Classic Stainless SauspanLooks good, cooks good, good price. Those are the three terms you can use to describe the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Sauce Pans.

While many people are searching for designer pans with a name and some special flash or flair to them, if you just want a nice looking pan that does the job at hand, look no further.

The Cuisinart Chefs classic pans come in is a 1 1/2 quart,  2 quart, 3 quart and 4quart and they are made of stainless steel and come with a matching lid. Right there you know it’s a pan that will do the job and hold up to years of use and abuse.

Cuisinart have paid  attention into creating a stylish saucepan and have polished the steel  to a near mirror-finish which is as attractive to look . And the rolled rim makes it easy to pour.

But they haven’t only taken looks into consideration. Underneath the steel is a layer of aluminum.  Aluminum is a great heat conductor and having that as a core means the pot will heat quickly and evenly ensuring there are no hot spots to burn your food.

Ease of use was also kept in mind when it came to creating this saucepan. First, it has been constructed with a stay cool handle so you don’t have to worry about things getting too hot when you are cooking.

Secondly, if you are not quite ready to take that food to the tablet, you can pop this pot into the oven where it is safe up to 550 degrees.

Finally, after the meal is served, you can toss it in the dishwasher for ease of cleaning.

What We like

  • That it is dishwasher safe which makes clean up after the meal that much easier.
  • It heats every evenly and quickly.
  • It is a great price for a piece of durable and reliable cookware.
  • The nicely rolled rim that makes pouring easy and gives the saucepan a completely stylish finish.

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Review: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 1-Quart Open Pour Saucier

cuisinart-chefs-classic-nonstick-hard-anodized-open-pour-saucierHow many times has this happened to you? You’ve made a perfectly delectable sauce on the stove and were ready to pour it onto a plate, pasta, or where ever else was appropriate, but as you start to pour from the pot you are using, sauce begins to dribble down the side of the pot as well as to your destination. Before you know it, you have a drippy mess all over the counter and stovetop, and a lot of clean up to do.

If you were to have the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 1-Quart Open Pour Saucier , this would no longer be a problem. T

The Cuisinart Open Pour Saucier is a perfect stovetop pot with the added bonus of having a pour spout on one side. This means you will be able to pour that saucy creation just where you want it, and NOT anywhere else.

While many people think this is great only for making sauces, this pot is also great for small items that need to be drained like veggies or specialty pasta. You can just use a straining spoon at the spouted edge of the pot to pour the water out without having to pull out your colander.

This pot has been created with a nonstick surface so once you are done cooking, the clean up is a cinch. It also has a cool grip handle that makes it easier to use and move around the kitchen without any burns.

What We Like

  • The convenience of being able to pour sauces effectively out of the pot or straining while items are still in the pot.
  • The cool grip handle makes it easy to use this pot without any discomfort.
  • The smaller size saucepot is great especially if it is just you or you are cooking for 2, as there is less clean up.
  • The non-stick surface makes it easy to clean.

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