The Professor and I are headed off for Italy to attend Jovial’s Culinary Getaway, Gluten-Free Italian Style; we’re attending as particpants this time and I have to say, we’re pretty excited. We’ve had the privilege of working with Jovial this past year and we always have their products in our pantry – but we’ve not attended the class as students so this is going to be great fun!

We’re looking forward to learning the Italian secrets to making great sourdough breads and I’m probably the most excited to try my hand at making handmade gluten-free pasta; I know it’s going to be an amazing week.

In the meantime, The Professor has been playing around with ice cream – one of his all-time favorite treats in the world; he made an olive oil gelato that went to the top of the ‘favorite’ list . . . then deep red, sun-kissed strawberries came in season . . . and we wondered, ‘Could he combine olive oil gelato and strawberries?’ And what would olive oil gelato with strawberries taste like with just a hint of rosemary?


Oh my. It’s heaven.

My friend Jenni does an ‘Ice Cream Tuesday‘ every week and I thought about waiting until next week to post this but people, strawberries are at their peak right now so if you have a hankerin’ for a really fabulous gelato, please make this soon – you won’t regret it one bit. In fact, the only thing you might regret is not making a double batch.


This isn’t a sponsored post and our friends at Jovial didn’t ask me to write about them; I’m sharing because we really do love their products, we pay for our products and we’ve paid our way to attend the Getaway – I can’t recommend them enough so if you ever have the opportunity to attend, sign up and go.

Jovial’s olive oil is always outstanding but it really shines in this gelato – smooth, silky and decadent – truly a single dip of this gelato is plenty.


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  2. My dear Debra, it is has been TOO LONG since I’ve visited. I’m finally getting back into the swing of blogging and reading (1 year later!) This gelato looks heavenly…and I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. Thank you for sharing with us!

  3. Oh my gosh, Debra and The Professor! I literally almost fell over with this combination! What a gorgeous gelato! Whatever my Tuesday is next week, I am absolutely linking to this. Genius! And hooray for a trip to Italy–hope you have an amazing time!

    • Jenni – it’s truly our most favorite flavor combo The Professor has made to date – highly recommend!!

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