Friday, March 01, 2013

Favourite Things Friday



Welcome to another Friday! I'm not sure where this week went since it seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye. We Southern Hemipshere-ites officially start autumn today which I’m less than thrilled about because I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet.  This mornings weather looks decidedly autumn like so thw sun cant be far away for my friends to the North. 

My favourite thing this week is probably going to polarise the blogging community (Controversy ! Gasp ! Shock ! Horror!) because you tend to either love this or hate it.  It  came to me on Wednesday night as I was foraging around in the pantry looking for something to eat post dinner.  Obviously I wasn’t looking for fruit because I keep that in the fridge...For those of you who are worried about my fruit and vegetable intake I’d already eaten two pieces of fruit and had vegie soup for dinner so I’d kinda had my intake of good food for the day. I deserved to cut myself a little slack. 

Anyway where was I ? Oh yeah ......I was looking for this...


I love licorice. And if it wasn't for the fact that eating a whole bag of it can have some very unpleasant day after side effects I could probably eat a whole bag in one sitting.Thankfully on this occasion I only had about 6 pieces left because I'd used the rest to make this a couple of weeks ago.  


I know it doesn't look very pretty but it was hot so this licorice ice cream was melting fast. I remember eating licorice flavoured ice cream as a kid and loving it and I haven't seen it in forever. The idea got stuck in my head and so I had a  search for recipes and had a crack at making my own.  I wonder if I can find a recipe for licorice gelati because that would probably be awesome. 


My all time favourite licorice is  licorice allsorts. I've managed to get Little P hooked on these too... which is probably a fair trade since my Dad introduced me to allsorts when I was a kid. 
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But I must say chocolate covered licorice is pretty darn good too...Oh who am I kidding? I'm a licorice tart. If it's licorice flavoured I'll eat it. 

So that's my fave thing this week. If you have a favourite thing that you dare to share link it up at the bottom of this post so we can all share your joy!




26 comments:

Amanda said...

OOPs clicked the wrong thing I've linked up instead of commenting and I won't be ready till tonight apologies. I pretty much can take or leave licorice actually I prefer to leave it only if i need a sugar fix and that is all we have will I eat it. Hubby not so much, but he is fussy he soon tells me if the licorice is not up to scratch. Darrell Lea allsorts use to be his favourite and then they changed the recipe and I haven't been able to find a replacement yet though I have tried. He tends to just eat the whole packet by himself and doesn't worry about the consequences SADLY for the rest of the family I might add.

Lorraine said...

Love licorice...and allsorts.....and choccy covered licorice is amazing.....but it (and all other yumminess like TimTams) have been banned from my pantry....if they are in there I eat them...so best they don't get purchased in the first place. My daughter was home last weekend and was lamenting the lack of snacks in the pantry.

Nana B said...

A woman after my own heart! Love the stuff - not the red only the black.

Sue SA said...

Ohhh, yuck! Sorry cannot see the appeal at all! When I was a kid we use to eat the coloured sugar bits out of the allsorts and leave the licorice! Chocolate yes, but not licorice, nope sorry you are welcome to that on your own! Good girl for eating your vegies, bonus points to you!

Carolyn said...

Mmmm... licorice.. love it!

Sqquee said...

Licorice ice cream?!?! Is this Heaven? That so just made my day. Now I'm going to stare at that pack of licorice and think of how I'm too lazy to drive to the store to get some of my own.

Kate said...

We can't be friends anymore. Licorice is gross.

Mistea said...

Yum. They sell licorice ice cream at my local ice cream shop.
Love all sorts, oh and the red one too.

thea said...

Not a fan. Can we still be friends? The red stuff is okay, but not my favorite either. At least if you're eating it, I don't have to! Have a great Friday!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yep definitely a fan especially if it is combined with chocolate. Love all sorts too.

Barb H said...

Great post about licorice! And only black licorice is really licorice. The red/green/blue/yellow stuff is really only candy twists. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one on planet earth who can eat the entire bag at one time! Yummmm!

Cindy said...

Nice! Would you like to come to Licorice Anonymous with me? It's snowing here now. I'm sure you would love it! :)

Sooli said...

Not a big fan of licorice myself but I do like a chocolate bullet or two if there's some going! More for the chocolate than the licorice but any port in a storm! Licorice is something I will generally only eat if I need a lolly hit and there's only licorice left!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I love licorice, too, but I have ever seen licorice icecream.
Maybe I should have a go at making some?

Rachaeldaisy said...

I like the idea of licorice ice cream! Yum!! I'm a big fan of chocolate coated licorice.

Kate said...

I'm in the "not a fan" portion of the population. My Guy however, loves it. Drama Teen doesn't like it either, so it's the one sweet he can keep around that he knows neither one of us will touch.

Maria said...

Mmmm used to love liquorice all sorts...also when I was a 'kid' loved those 'bullets' lollies. A strip of liquorice covered in chocolate.

Marie said...

Hee, hee... you need to move to Sweden where they are absolutely obsessed with liquorice. It's the favourite topping for icecream as well and they sell several types of liquorice icecream (black and white striped is my favourite). As a kid I loved aniseed balls, which I bought with my pocket money from the local deli.

Katy Cameron said...

Not quite as diversive as vegemite/marmite, but can I just say ick? Well, unless it's not actually liquorice flavoured liquorice...

Andrea said...

I adore licorice...so much! I love allsorts, and the 'goodies' (do you have those there?) but most of all, I go to the european import shop for the salted licorice from holland/germany. totally like a breath mint gone wrong, but I love them!

Marg said...

Yuck.

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Sarah said...

I enjoy licorice too. My favourite - bullets! Really about summer? Nah, autumn is best! I don't hate summer like I used to, but I look forward to a variety of weather types. Bored with warm and sunny every day.

Kirsten's Cooking said...

Love black licorice, hate the red! What's in the ice cream ingredient list? Anise extract?

Marti said...

I love licorice too. I don't know that I've had chocolate covered licorice, but I'll be on the lookout for it now.

OzRose said...

As if the Oreos werent enough! LOL