“I think the interview is the new art form. I think the self-interview is the essence of creativity. Asking yourself questions and trying to find answers… which to me is what art is all about.” -Jim Morrison, Wilderness, Volume 1: Prologue
This evening after work, after a hot ride on the subway, and an even hotter walk through the streets of the East Village up the two flights of hot stairs to get to my apartment, I started questioning myself. Not in my abilities to march in the heat, but more along the lines of, “What can I possibly eat right now to cool me down?”
While I knew I was going to eat the leftover rice and meat from yesterday’s Independence Day festivities, I knew I wanted something more. And I knew it involved ice cream.
But upon questioning further, my creative impulses started kicking in, and I asked, “Do I really just want ice cream?”
The answer? No. I want ice cream with toppings. With chocolate toppings. With chocolate and fruit toppings.
Herein lies the creativity: all I had was figs, olive oil, cocoa powder, sea salt, agave nectar, cinnamon and vanilla that seemed remotely close to toppings. Oh, and vanilla hemp ice cream. Turns out: that’s all I’d ever really want after the outcome!
Asking those questions lead to this great topping: Caramelized Chocolate Sea Salt Fig Sundae. See that picture to the right? Yup. You can have it, too!