One more link... James Mitchell is not only a SF writer and poet but was a fellow classmate of mine when we both attended Professor Hoffman's classes at SFSU in the last year or so.
His blog is a delight; check out the posts about the various gateways to hell in SF as well as his knowledgeable posts on music and poetry. But today's post is on a subject near and dear to my heart - home made ice cream. I dare not buy an ice cream maker, just like I don't dare buy a waffle iron. My weight and my blood sugar levels would never recover. But I can enjoy James' adventures vicariously and not put on an extra ounce: