National Ice Cream Day recipes.

Not only did President Ronald Regan deem July National Ice Cream month, he also designated the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.  So, this Sunday, July 21st, 2013 do as your loyal fellow Americans have done since 1984 and celebrate National Ice Cream Day with your favorite frozen treat.  Consider it your patriotic duty.

Scuppernog Ice Cream-Dixie Classie Fair

Scuppernong Ice Cream from Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina : favorite recipes from friends of the Fair.

Lemonade Ice Cream Cake - Pass the Plate

Lemonade Ice Cream Cake from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church.

Chocolate Malted Ice Cream - Summer Food

Chocolate Malted Ice Cream from Summer food.

Homeade Chocolate Ice Cream-Recipes We Love to Cook

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream from Recipes we love to cook.

Graham cracker ice cream - Good Eatin' from Duke Memorial

Graham Cracker Ice Cream from Good eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina.

old fashioned lumpy peach ice cream - High Hampton Hospitality

Old Fashioned Lumpy Peach Ice Cream from High Hampton hospitality.

S'mores Ice Cream Squares - Welkom

S’more Ice Cream Squares from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, a collection of recipes.

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Dessert - Granny's Drawers

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Dessert from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites.


Raleigh 1861: A lament on watered-down whiskey

“Times are tight here, as indeed they seem to be everywhere.  Pea-nuts have advanced fifty per cent., and three-cents-a-drink whisky is now so diluted, I am told, that a good sized drink would come near to bursting a five gallon demijohn.  I have noticed several who kept well soaked during the winter season, have not been generally more than half drunk during the present, owing to the aqueous element present in the elevating fluids, thus preventing the stomach from holding enough to affect the head. ”

— “A Raleigh correspondent of the High Point Reporter,” quoted in the Memphis Daily Appeal (October 16, 1861)