Downtown is adorned with ice carvings, the temperature has been steadily hovering around 30 degrees, and there is snow as far as the eye can see... and yet, I have been craving ice cream. I have a sneaking suspicion that my hunger may have been influenced by the week long ice cream shoot at the studio. Unfortunately, I do not own an ice cream maker. My modest two bedroom house is equipped with a humble kitchen in which space is quite limited, so the small electrics are kept to a minimum. The coffee pot, food processor, and toaster are priorities on the counter while all the others are on a waiting list. Nevertheless, my mission was to make ice cream today. I mixed 1 cup of greek yogurt with a healthy dose of plums that had been simmered in ginger, cinnamon and sugar. Then, I folded in a cup of heavy cream that had been freshly whipped and nestled the concoction deep in the freezer for about 5 hours. I'll admit that it wasn't as smooth as churned ice cream, but it was sugar and spice and everything nice. Here's to a happy Valentine's Day!