Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2014’

July is National Ice Cream Month

ice cream in cone

Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers wishes you a happy National Ice Cream Month!

There is nothing quite like a cone of your favorite ice cream on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer Italian stracciatella gelato, raspberry sorbet, or good old American vanilla, we hope you celebrate this month with plenty of scoops of ice cream. However, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you might want to track down one of these unusual ice cream flavors from around the world.

• Cheese Ice Cream- This frozen fromage is popular in the Philippines. For a truly authentic Manila experience, combine a scoop of cheese ice cream with a scoop of purple yam ice cream on a hamburger bun!
• Lobster Ice Cream- Lobster ice cream is an invention of Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in lobster-loving Bar Harbor, Maine. Chunks of fresh lobster are mixed into butter-flavored ice cream and served on a homemade cone. You can actually order this bizarre ice cream flavor online from Ben and Bill’s website:
• Akutaq- Sometimes referred to as “Eskimo Ice Cream”, this dish is less a dessert and more a three-course meal in a bowl. Akutaq is a traditional Alaskan dish made from mixed berries, meat (including salmon and caribou) and, instead of a cream base, whipped animal fat!

We asked our staff to tell us their favorite ice cream flavor and the top two flavors are: Pistachio and Cookies and Cream

What’s your favorite ice cream? Please let us know at

National French Fry Day – July 13th

french fry gormetFrench fries have been a treasured part of the American cuisine since 1802, when they first appeared in Thomas Jefferson’s White House as “potatoes served in the French manner.” While fries have become a quintessential part of American fast food, they are served all over the world, often in forms never seen in the US. Check out some of the world’s most iconic French fry dishes, compiled by Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers.

• Canada- Poutine: Poutine is probably the most famous French fry concoction on this list. This French-Canadian dish mixes fries with fresh cheese curd, all covered in brown gravy. Poutine is so popular in Quebec that it can be found at global chains like McDonald’s and Burger King.
• Belgium- The home of the “French” fry. Despite its name, the French fry is commonly thought to have originated in Belgium sometime in the 17th or 18th century. As the originators of fries, Belgians have many traditional toppings for their national snack. Some toppings include fried pork, minced meat and various sausages. Additionally, the practice of putting mayonnaise on French fries (a popular combination just about everywhere but the US) likely originated in Belgium.
• Spain- Patatas bravas: Instead of being cut into strips, the potatoes used in these Spanish fries are simply cut in half before being fried. They are popularly served with fried fish, baked chicken, or in a spicy omelet.

What is your favorite French fry topping?