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Smooshie's Ice Cream

In-studio interview with Smooshie’s manager, Jackie Healy. Smooshies is a toy, candy and ice cream store with locations on Key Biscayne and South Miami. July is national ice cream month.  Smoothies makes their instant ice cream with liquid nitrogen. They will bring a machine to make ice cream on air.  We’ll talk about this new and popular way of serving ice cream. 

Moules a la Mariniere (Mussels in White Wine) – quick summer recipe to celebrate Bastille Day:

Moules a la Mariniere  (Mussels in White Wine)

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion, sliced (about 2 cups)

1 large carrot sliced (about 1 cup)

1 celery stick, sliced (about 1 cu)

1/2 cup dry white wine

Freshly ground black pepper

4 pounds mussels

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 French baguette

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Saute the onion, carrot, and celery until they start to shrivel but not color, about 10 minutes.  Add the white wine and some freshly ground pepper.  Add the mussels and cover the saucepan tightly.  Bring the liquid to the boil.  Let boil about 3 minutes.  The wine will boil up over the mussels and they will open.  As soon as they are open, take the pan off the heat.  Do not over cook.  The mussels will become rubbery, if you do.

To serve, lift the mussels out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place in two large soup bowls.  Discard any mussels that do not open.  Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.  Meanwhile, return the saucepan to the stove and bring the liquid to a boil and reduce, about 1 minute.  When the mussels are finished, serve the broth with all of the vegetables along with slices of French baguette.  Leave about 1/4 inch of broth in the pan.  This may contain some sand from the mussels.  Makes 2 servings.



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