I am now the owner of an ice cream maker.
I also now have a list of experiments planned. Maple, several flowers (esp. Jasmine), fresh spearmint and peppermint (to be served together, sitting in chocolate shells), port wine, smoked salmon (to be served sitting inside half an avocado, together with very thin toasted slices of baguette), cucumber sorbet (to be served in the middle of a bowl of gazpacho), sundry fruits (maybe apple sorbet floating in some real apple cider? i.e. the good very dry Bretagne variety, not the artificially flavored shite they’ve been selling in the supermarkets lately…), nuts and spices (Hazelnut, nutmeg, clove & allspice, and so on) and so on…
This will be fun.
Those of you in the area may be unexpectedly dragooned into acting as guinea pigs for various of these, at various times in the near future.
Also, on a completely different note: the band ‘Paris Combo’ is excellent. French jazz with lots of Spanish and Gypsy influences. Highly recommended to anyone who likes any of those categories.