April 3, 2012
Tuesday is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's all over the world, including Baltimore. Stop in a participating Ben & Jerry's and get a free cone along with samples of Ben & Jerry's new Greek Frozen Yogurt. Rats, that Ben & Jerry's at the Inner Harbor closed up, so for Baltimoreans the closest participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop is now the one on Ellsworth Road in Silver Spring -- you have until 8 p.m. to get there. Drop by the Baltimore Diner Facebook Page to tell us your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor.
March 14, 2012
If you don't support gay marriage, you probably don't want to get caught with a cone of Ben & Jerry's new flavor. Apple-y Ever After, available in the U.K., is the activist ice cream maker's attempt to advocate for gay marriage as it comes under consideration there this month. "Because ," the company says, "everyone is equal and deserves to live Apple-y Ever After!" Since Maryland beat the Brits to the punch, legalizing gay marriage earlier this month, there are no doubt a number of folks around here who'd like a scoop, or perhaps a double.
February 6, 2012
I don't think I have ever used the "f-word" to describe myself. I've called myself overweight, and heavy. My clothes have been for "big girls" from the "women's" department, but fat has never really been in my vocabulary. Other people have called me fat. I remember an incident, probably 15 years ago, when I went out with a friend and her boyfriend and we met some other people. One of those people asked my friend's boyfriend which girl was his girlfriend, and he said "the fat one," referring to me. I can't remember that guy's name, but I sure remember that night, and how it was ruined.
October 5, 2003
Commercial salad dressings are about 90 percent fat, or about nine grams of fat per tablespoon. That means that a packet of Thousand Island dressing from a fast-food restaurant can contain more fat than a cup of Ben & Jerry's premium chocolate ice cream. -- Take a Load Off Your Heart (Workman Publishing, 2003)
February 17, 2003
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It's crunch time in Steven Garrett's laboratory - or, as is more often the case around here, Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch time. This month, executives from Ben & Jerry's will arrive at Pennsylvania State University to see the result of an unusual collaboration between the Vermont ice cream maker and the 53-year-old acoustic scientist. The goal: to create a radical refrigerator that chills not with chemicals but with sound. Garrett is a leader in the little-known field of thermoacoustics, the use of high-intensity sound to heat and cool.
September 22, 2002
It's an idyllic day in Vermont's Green Mountains -- sun shining high in the New England sky, wildflowers rocking gently in a valley breeze, birds sweetening the air with chirps and songs. Emily, my 6-year-old niece, notices none of this. Lips and tongue tainted purple from a recently consumed cone of berry sorbet, she is keenly focused on one thing only: getting the color balance exactly right on her spin art. Natalie, the 7-year-old daughter of my college roommate, skips over to show off a temporary tattoo of a shark devouring an ice cream cone.