Rainbow Sprinkes – Anna Martin
Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot guy is terrible at flirting.
Drew Tanner, it turns out, is an original California dreamer. He’s as wholesome as apple pie and twice as sweet, a real-life Disney Prince at Disneyland. But while Drew’s head is in the clouds, Cooper’s feet are firmly on the ground, and their different outlooks might be more than their new relationship can take.
If stories have flavors, I would say this is really just vanilla with extra spoonfuls of, well… rainbow sprinkles.
Rainbow Sprinkles is a feel-good, toothache-inducing novellete that’s high on fluff and low on angst. The conflict was a came-out-of-nowhere, blown-out-of-proportions variety thrown in just so there would be conflict. Still, Cooper and Drew is a super cute couple and their story delivered the recommended daily dose of sugar. It could use a little more oomph but this is something you might want to nibble on if you’re craving for something sweet and lactose-free.
Although the deadly rides of Tokyo’s Fuji-Q is more my speed, this story made me want to go to Disneyland. But sad life as it is for a roller coaster junkie, there are no theme parks around here. Boo hoo…
3.5 Stars – that place between like and love
Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.Charles Baxter
Summer here in my side of the world is at its peak and it’s sooo hot everybody had migraines. And since I am in between jobs as of this moment (read: bum), I have to practice austerity measures and thus can’t buy my usual pint of arce dairy caramel. Hence this “recipe” inspire by the mango float my sibling and I make during Christmas.
1 kilo mangoes (or any fruit in season. I wish we have strawberries here)
1 Nestle All-purpose Cream in tetra pack
1 can condense milk
Cut mango as instructed here. Then scoop/scrape flesh into a bowl. Mash the mango with a fork or if you have a blender or food processor (which is more convenient), blend until smooth. Add the cream and condensed milk to sweeten, and blend again. You don’t have to use up the entire can of milk. You can add more or less milk depending on your taste. Put mix in a container. I put mine in arce dairy ice cream containers I had lying around. Freeze.