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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Welcome back to Show and Tell. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. In fact, we hope you do go back to your blog and post your own Show and Tell item and then return with the link to your post. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

When I mentioned in a post that I was going to celebrate with some water ice, Topcat wrote: "Even though I don't know what water ice is ... I hope it's good!" A world without water ice? Who would ever want to live in that kind of world? It made me want to go purchase airplane tickets for the whole Topcat family and fly them safely to the Mid-Atlantic states so they could partake in water ice.

Water ice is similar to Italian ice, but it is much softer. You don't scrape your spoon across as you would with a hard block of Italian ice. It is sort of like eating flavoured snow. Some people also add custard to their ice making it something called a gelati (which, coincidentally, Lindsay dropped all over us last night because that girl can't hold her water ice). This is my favourite flavour at Carmen's: blue raspberry.

What are you showing today?

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Sunday (or earlier in the weekend or on Monday if you can't do Sunday), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink in the comments section below (make sure you don't just comment that you participated: add a link to your blog in your comment so people can click over). I post a new Show and Tell post every Saturday night or Sunday. I usually move people up into the body of the post every few hours.
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week.
  • If you want it...
    I've now placed a Show and Tell archive on the sidebar that will be updated each week in case you miss it. And click here for the icon code if you wish to have it for your blog. It links to the archives.


Anonymous said...

Water Ice, interesting, not something we get here in South Africa either. I've got something for show & tell:

Sam said...

that water ice is exceedingly blue!!!

Sorry, didn't mean to pester about Show and Tell, it's just that you normally have it up and running before I even begin to think about it!!

Anyway here's mine

battynurse said...

I don't think I've ever had water ice. Is it like a snow cone?? Does the flavor go on before or after the freeze?

Wishing 4 One said...

Water ice, a first for me. Looks like a soft snow cone. I love italian ice and gelato(i). Can you FEDEX some to Cairo?

Anyway here is my brilliance for today!

I just LOVE Sundays, love our class and love Lolli!

Amy said...

I have a confession...I've lived in the mid-atlantic area for a little over seven years, and I've never partaken of water ice. I'll add this to my self-improvement plan and report back when I've succeeded!

Anonymous said...

Is water ice similiar to a sno cone? They look like the same thing, maybe it's just one of those cultural things!

Anonymous said...

yummm....sounds good. I'm an ice-chewer much to the chagrin of my dentist. I'm going to have to find some of that stuff when we move back to the states. Sounds delish!

battynurse said...

Hi Mel, I've got my show and tell post up. here it is.

Busted said...

Now I want some!

My show and tell is up at

HeidiM said...

I could go for one of those ices today!!

Here's my show and tell contribution: www.FumblingTowards

Kristine said...

Yum, I love water ice! I had not heard of it either until I moved to the Philly area.

Here is my Show and Tell for this week - of the feline variety!

'Murgdan' said...

Yummy. We've got a stand up the street! I might have to run over now!!

I'm playing Show and Tell too!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

I see London
I see France
I see Show and Tell Underpants!

MsPrufrock said...

I'm hungry now. Well, as hungry as someone can be looking at. Ice.

Do you have Rita's Italian Ice down your way? We lived at the place when we were back. Yum.

Io said...
I'm in!
Water ice is delicious.

Bea said...

Ah, see, to me that looks like a slushie. Or, in post-Simpson's lingo, a Squishie. But you can correct me if there's a difference.


Lee said...

Oohhh... that water ice looks yummy!

Rebecca said...

That does look refreshingly delicious!

Here in the Midwest, it would be called a sno-cone or a slushie.

Regardless of what you call it, it looks great and I hope you enjoyed it!!!

Mara said...

MMm... yummy. You know that show on Food Net. where the guy talks about all kinds of foods and how they're made and how they came to be? They did a whole thing on snow cones, water ice, and italian ice. Again, yummy!

I'm showing and telling today!

M de P said...

I love show and tell!

Here's mine:

luna said...

I love blue raspberry too, especially when your teeth and tongue turn blue!

here's mine:

Topcat said...

Oh, Lolly. Having such a CRAP day today and checked in, to see your offer of airflights. Made me cry.

Ok - so, mystery solved! Even after your email, I thought it must be some fancy mineral water but no .... after seeing your pic, I realised you are talking about Ice-ies!!!! (That's what we call them Downunder) We only have 2 flavours though ... cola or raspberry.

I heart you, and all you do. xoxoxo

Mindy said...

Me, me, me... my show and tell item is up here

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

We don't have "Carmen's" but we do have "Rita's" and we LOVE their water ice! It's perfect for kiddo b/c it doesn't contain ANY of his 10 allergens (as long as we stay away from the custard).

Here's my post for the week. :)

CappyPrincess said...

Water Ice... that's a new one for me too - well, the name is anyway. It looks a whole lot like a cross between a slushie (near liquid) and a snow cone (more icey but not solid).

Regardless of the name it looks YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

Snow cone is what they call them here in the midwest (Indiana). Hawaiian shaved ice is what they call them on the islands.