This week: Shirking winter with ice cream, a splendid solution for too-spicy salsa, and the softest bargain yarn. Also: Locally made steampunky jewelry.
I’d never heard of Shain’s of Maine, but I stopped at Bow Street Market in Freeport and saw ginger ice cream, so I had to try it. It is the best I’ve ever had.
They’re made of deconstructed watches. They’re created locally by Ramona + Beatrice.
I bought too-spicy salsa at Trader Joes and ran out of tomatoes for my lunch sandwiches. The result was amazing and I’ve eaten it (happily) for a week now.
Recipe: bread + cheese +turkey + two spoonfuls of spicy salsa + a quarter avocado sliced + lettuce — The important part of this is that you put the salsa between turkey and lettuce. This will keep your bread dry.
This one was a reader-submitted item (email me at HSteeves@MaineToday.com if you have a photo of something you love that I should include). I’m told it’s surprisingly soft and $2.99 a skein at the Mardens in South Portland.