I'm Shy and I Have a Crush On You - Ice Cream Mix Tape Chapter Two

In 2019, we are telling the story of a romance over the course of 9 months and 13 chapters. Each chapter will feature some combination of art, ice cream, cocktails, baked goods, and music. Each participant has been tasked with creating an element of the story inspired by the corresponding chapter. Thank you for checking out chapter two. Click here for chapter one. The participants this month are: @mollyatryzek_artist, @joshlafayette, @theravenousjackie, @monsterteaparty, @lilbotany, @guhregg, @keithcbrooks, @skyerickson, @ChristopherBolte, @garethchughes

 
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She’d come in to the shop in the afternoon for coffee usually, sometimes tea. There were several places she could go, but she’d made Spilt Milk Creamery her regular. It wasn’t the closest or the best coffee, but it was the third closest, and better than others. Plus, in the winter, there was NEVER a line. It was cozy and comfortable and it became her regular. Double plus, if she felt like it, she could get an ice cream with her afternoon coffee and none of the other places offered that.

After a couple weeks of stopping by Spilt Milk Creamery, she met Nick, one of the ice cream makers and chatted a moment about one of the flavors she’d tried the week before. He wasn’t there the next day, but he was the day after, and then it seemed he was always the one making her coffee. He was pleasant and funny and she got the feeling he was, on occasion, giving tasks to the staff so he could be at the counter when she came in. Nick had told her that anyone who made ice cream at Spilt Milk had to be trained on the counter first, and most still worked counter shifts when they weren’t making ice cream.

They’d chat for a minute if she was in a rush (he never seemed to be), but if she had time, she’d sit at the counter by the window. Nick would lean over the counter and talk to her for as long as she stayed. About anything, everything, nothing. When she left the longer chats, she'd feel fizzy. He'd later tell her had had, as well, but she could never tell. She wondered if there might be something, he wondered, too, but she could never tell. It was weeks of conversation before Nick or Jennifer realized it was something. And weeks more before either of them did anything about it.


Molly Atryzek, Somerville, MA,  mollyatryzek.com , @ mollyatryzek_artist

Molly Atryzek, Somerville, MA, mollyatryzek.com, @mollyatryzek_artist


Josh LaFayette, Atlanta, GA,  www.joshlafayette.com , @ joshlafayette   “How can I illustrate a hope or a whisper? I thought to put the confession of the crush in the steam, then built everything else around that.”

Josh LaFayette, Atlanta, GA, www.joshlafayette.com, @joshlafayette

“How can I illustrate a hope or a whisper? I thought to put the confession of the crush in the steam, then built everything else around that.”


Jackie Gochenouer, Somerville, MA, America's Test Kitchen,  @theravenousjackie   “I like this flavor for the chapter because the lavender is subtle and alluring. The bittersweet orange marmalade is obvious and up front, but the gentle floral hints from the lavender are hard to place.”   Click here for recipe .

Jackie Gochenouer, Somerville, MA, America's Test Kitchen, @theravenousjackie

“I like this flavor for the chapter because the lavender is subtle and alluring. The bittersweet orange marmalade is obvious and up front, but the gentle floral hints from the lavender are hard to place.”

Click here for recipe.


Lauren May, New Hampshire,  www.monstertea.party ,  @monsterteaparty

Lauren May, New Hampshire, www.monstertea.party, @monsterteaparty


Rachel Stanton, Boston, MA,  www.libotany.com , IG  @lilbotany  TW  @lilbotany

Rachel Stanton, Boston, MA, www.libotany.com, IG @lilbotany TW @lilbotany


Keith Brooks, East Boston, MA  @keithcbrooks   Vanilla Butter Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Szechuan Pepper Spiced Strawberries   Click here for recipe.

Keith Brooks, East Boston, MA @keithcbrooks

Vanilla Butter Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Szechuan Pepper Spiced Strawberries

Click here for recipe.


Sky Erickson, Cambridge, MA,  www.skyerickson.com , IG  @skyerickson , Twitter  @niceberglettuce   “To me, having a crush on someone and being too shy to tell them makes me feel like I am a small pat of butter slowly melting away at room temperature. A little greasy, a little cringey. A lot of agony.”

Sky Erickson, Cambridge, MA, www.skyerickson.com, IG @skyerickson, Twitter @niceberglettuce

“To me, having a crush on someone and being too shy to tell them makes me feel like I am a small pat of butter slowly melting away at room temperature. A little greasy, a little cringey. A lot of agony.”


Gregg Manley, Jr, Boston, MA, Cocktail Lab at Earl’s Prudential,  @guhregg   For this drink I wanted to capture the look, the taste, and the innocence of blushing when we look at the person we are beginning to crush on.  In tall glass: 0.75oz Grenadine, 0.50oz Orange Juice  In shaker with ice: 1oz Old Munk Rum, 0.50oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, 0.50oz J Wray & Nephew Overproofed White Rum, 0.75oz Ginger Honey Syrup, 0.75oz Lime Juice, 2 scant barspoons of Orange Blossom Water  Shake  Fill tall glass with crushed or pebbled ice  Strain mix over ice and watch as the grenadine and OJ at the bottom of the glass “blushed” upward into the rest of the cocktail. Splash of Gingerale on top.

Gregg Manley, Jr, Boston, MA, Cocktail Lab at Earl’s Prudential, @guhregg

For this drink I wanted to capture the look, the taste, and the innocence of blushing when we look at the person we are beginning to crush on.

In tall glass: 0.75oz Grenadine, 0.50oz Orange Juice
In shaker with ice: 1oz Old Munk Rum, 0.50oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, 0.50oz J Wray & Nephew Overproofed White Rum, 0.75oz Ginger Honey Syrup, 0.75oz Lime Juice, 2 scant barspoons of Orange Blossom Water

Shake

Fill tall glass with crushed or pebbled ice

Strain mix over ice and watch as the grenadine and OJ at the bottom of the glass “blushed” upward into the rest of the cocktail. Splash of Gingerale on top.


Christopher Bolte, Boston, MA, http://ChristopherBolte.com, YouTube: http://YouTube.com/ChristopherBolte


Gareth Hughes, Brooklyn, NY, @garethchughes


Vanilla with Vanilla Cremes, Vienna Wafers, and Nilla Wafers  Gracie’s Ice Cream, Somerville, MA,  graciesicecre.am ,  @icecreamgracies

Vanilla with Vanilla Cremes, Vienna Wafers, and Nilla Wafers

Gracie’s Ice Cream, Somerville, MA, graciesicecre.am, @icecreamgracies

Who is That and Where is She From? - Ice Cream Mixtape Chapter One

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In 2019, we are telling the story of a romance over the course of 9 months and 13 chapters. Each chapter will feature some combination of art, ice cream, cocktails, baked goods, and music. Each participant has been tasked with creating an element of the story inspired by the corresponding chapter. Thank you for checking out chapter one. The participants this month are:
Jordan McCusker/Proof Somerville
Stevie Matthews
Kit Collins
Nate Marsden
Erica Goldstein/Blank Canvas Co
Kelly Ryan/Lick Indy
Sarah Jacobs/Sweetteeth Baking Company
Josh LaFayette
Gareth Hughes


Years later, the thing he’d always remember about the first time he saw her was her outrageous red scarf. It must have been cold, because her cheeks were pink, steam showing off her breath. She didn’t look like anyone he’d seen before. The scarf was bandana red and long enough for four necks at least, five if they were skinny. He only saw it once, that first day he saw her, and always wondered about it. Later, after they’d gone on a couple dates, he asked one time about the scarf and she didn’t know which one he meant. So that was weird, but he knew he’d seen the bright red scarf too long for one person when he saw her the first time.

Months later, during the early part of their relationship, he’d lie in bed before getting up in the morning and think on her. He’d always believed in love at first sight, even if she didn’t, but when he thought about it, it hadn’t felt like a movie scene. He hadn’t thought to himself, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.” He hadn’t thought, “I need her. I need to kiss her.” When he saw her the first time, with her red scarf, it wasn't love at first sight, but he had felt a certain magnetism as he wondered, “Who is that and where’s she from?” 



Nate Marsden, Lowell, MA,  www.neatmarsden.com ,  @neat_marsden

Nate Marsden, Lowell, MA, www.neatmarsden.com, @neat_marsden


“Shagbark and Bacon Brittle” Kelly Ryan, Indianapolis, IN, IG: @ Lickindy , Facebook:  Lickicecreamindy , Twitter: @ LickLocal ,  www.lickicecream.tumblr.com

“Shagbark and Bacon Brittle” Kelly Ryan, Indianapolis, IN, IG: @Lickindy, Facebook: Lickicecreamindy, Twitter: @LickLocal, www.lickicecream.tumblr.com


Erica Goldstein, Boston, MA, The Blank Canvas Company,  www.theblankcanvascompany.com , @ theblankcanvasco

Erica Goldstein, Boston, MA, The Blank Canvas Company, www.theblankcanvascompany.com, @theblankcanvasco


“Grapefruit and spice cake, with grapefruit curd filling and five-spice buttercream”  Sarah Jacobs, Allston, MA, Sweetteeth Baking Co.,  www.sweetteethbakingco.com , @ sweetteethbakingco

“Grapefruit and spice cake, with grapefruit curd filling and five-spice buttercream”

Sarah Jacobs, Allston, MA, Sweetteeth Baking Co., www.sweetteethbakingco.com, @sweetteethbakingco


“Thinkin’ Real Hard”
Josh LaFayette, Atlanta, GA, www.joshlafayette.com, @joshlafayette


Kit Collins, Medford, MA,  www.kitschcollins.com , @ kitschcollins

Kit Collins, Medford, MA, www.kitschcollins.com, @kitschcollins


Jordan McCusker, Somerville, MA, Proof,  www.proofsomerville.com , @j ordanmccuskerr   Make it at home! 1.5 ounces of rye whiskey .75 ounces of ginger simple syrup, .5 ounces of fresh lime juice .5 ounces of oloroso sherry, Shake with ice, Strain over fresh ice, Top with 1.5 ounces of ipa style beer, Garnish with a lime wheel

Jordan McCusker, Somerville, MA, Proof, www.proofsomerville.com, @jordanmccuskerr

Make it at home! 1.5 ounces of rye whiskey .75 ounces of ginger simple syrup, .5 ounces of fresh lime juice .5 ounces of oloroso sherry, Shake with ice, Strain over fresh ice, Top with 1.5 ounces of ipa style beer, Garnish with a lime wheel


“Rosemary and Spicy Honey”  Gracie’s Ice Cream, Somerville, MA,  www.icecreamgracies.com , @ icecreamgracies

“Rosemary and Spicy Honey”

Gracie’s Ice Cream, Somerville, MA, www.icecreamgracies.com, @icecreamgracies