A beautiful red ice cream maker as part of my birthday month, our first mint chocolate ice cream made by G, for us. This gift even more amazing because G didn't grow up with Northern German love of the color red ... Although Swedes love it too, so I'm not sure why his Mor Mor didn't connect to red-love ... Anyway. Doesn't joy and happiness start with food? The answer is yes, silly. Remembering an old family friend who for years juiced her diet in an attempt to avoid surgery on a cyst on her spine ... It worked for the longest time and then surgery was still needed, and she did heal from this. After it all, she came to the deep rooted feeling (!) that a pleasure factor with food is so valuable, and so she stopped the juicing regiment and let in desserts and fish soup (pleasure for her). I remember being relieved. I'm not totally ignoring health and science here, just being careful to push back against rigid rules around diet ... This one sits well with me, Grossmutti's phrase alles in Maßen, everything in moderation ... This one is amazing for the senses ... We recommend eating it by candlelight.