How lovely to see you.

Please help yourself to a glass of champagne, come in and mingle? You are a welcome guest, thank you for dropping by.

Champagne and strawberry sorbet

This is a debut, a foray, a whimsy, a vent for edible artiness.  As a creative, it’s a joy to be unrestrained!

Cat dreaming of ice cream ©www.ice-cream-magazine.com

Though I’d rather give the cat a leg wax than write another about me page!

There is, however, a base plan for a free, on-line quarterly magazine, this blog is the litmus test.

Please share your thoughts as you are my target demographic:-
Interested and interesting carers and sharers, for which I thank you.


An About page was originally destined to appear with an explanation of a tenuous link to the book shown, that was if the blog ever garnered 100 followers (blush).   Cecelia Aherns book One Hundred Names,  added alchemy to my thoughts. Your presence is appreciated and proves the essence of her writing to be true.

thank you cupcake

Thank you for your time and for being so kind.

Love from Panz  X

Your questions answered:

How long have you been cooking?

a dogs dinner © www.ice-cream-magazine.com

Oh 45 years – ish. There was the odd dogs dinner early on but most things turn out ok.


fruit face mauritius © www.ice-cream-magazine.com

Nothing exciting, did ok at the School of Survival.  A Master’s degree in Art and Design, which is deplorably un-exercised, as am I.

Why blog?

With love place setting ©www.ice-cream-magazine.com

The blog will be left in perpetuity for my family. Chaucer wrote: The devil makes work for idle hands (also minds in my case).

Whats your style?

Ice cream fiends at Brighton ghost walk © www.inspiredcompany.com© www.ice-cream-magazine.com

Many and varied. Dear me, some of you can be quite scary. Common sense cooking with a few twists and turns, plenty of keen hyperbolic language, rather than the minutiae, a bit of fun, a lot of ice cream.

plowing old and new© www.ice-cream-magazine.com

I love the combination of old and new.

When did you decide to write a blog?

white wine in glass

The glass of wine shown here and on the front page was the defining dining moment and helped explain, to others, my incessant desire to cook, create, phaph and photograph food.

Wit v wisdom?

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My prototype for a black and white ice cream machine, It’s a work in progress.

Hope you see a little of both?

Note: My first post was on April foods day.

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Who takes your photographs?

I do, exclusively.

Is Pansy your real name?

Ah intrigue? No. My late parents et al called me Panz or Pansy it’s just a nick name. It comes from Pansy Potter the Strong Mans Daughter. A Beano Cartoon, from 1938.   http://www.beano.com/retro-beano/pansy-potter?decade=1960.

herbestbest self 3 The proprietress

Lastly please don’t nick my stuff. Please ask.   ©This website Copyright on this website, including all prose, content and photographs belong to the proprietress ( editor at) of www.ice-cream-magazine.com as guided and supported by the Intellectual Property Office UK. All rights reserved u less otherwise stated.

Full credit and appropriate links will always be given to others in the future and visa versa appreciated.

382 thoughts on “about

  1. Hi! What a delightful blog site you’ve created here! I just dropped by to say thanks for visiting my little blog and leaving the like! Much appreciated. Have enjoyed the visit here!!

  2. You had me at ICE CREAM. That, chocolate and bacon are my greatest downfalls. 🙂 And your sense of humor is refreshing. Thanks for visiting my blog and your likes on some of my posts!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my place. I am embarassed that I didn’t dress better to visit your little corner of the blogiverse. Really clever creative stuff. Best About Me page ever.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and clicking on the like button for my post
    I love your photographs…all that ice-cream. Yummy! So many varieties…who knew?
    Do you like to read, Panz? If you enjoy reading fiction, perhaps you’d like to drop me a comment about any books you remember that feature food…especially ice-cream! I’d love to hear from you.

  5. Aloha!
    Thank you for liking a couple of our posts, we truly appreciate it as we are just starting out! Love your blog, food porn at its finest 🙂

    If you have any advice or suggestions we would love to hear from you.
    Thanks again,
    Zach & Jenaia

  6. Really like your blog and the amazing recipes. And I love the pictures you take…what camera or equipment do you use ? They are so pro

  7. All of the other chatter makes me think I’d happily sit and visit with you any time, and ice cream is *definitely* a grand thing at any time, so yes, I’ll be coming back to visit whenever I get a chance! Thanks for stopping by my place!
    Cheers (with a scoop of ice cream on top),

    • Thank you for liking my recipes. They are sides to my main entrees, which will soon be unveiled. I like your writing style and most of all the subject. I too started my blog because I finished writing a book. I love your pictures too.

  8. Hi! I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please feel free to accept or decline; I’ll keep reading you whatever you do. You always manage to combine useful information with witty commentary, which brings a smile to my face (and desire for treats!) 😉

  9. Thank you for your virtual visit to my site. I know its very early in the relationship, but I’m in love with your prose, your wit & your ability to make me drool over my keyboard. All the things I aspire to with my audience… We could have been besties if we’d met in real life. I may have to subscribe (stalk) now. Yours, darkly through a straw, Maria x

  10. Hi! Thank you for liking. You have a lovely blog, what a nice idea! I myself am a fan of the one-ingredient-icecream (with frozen banana) so I’m curious if I can find any of these kinds of recipes? All of your desserts look delicious though! 😉 Happy Sunday!

  11. Hello Pansy–Goodness, your photography is lovely…adoring your fig and goat cheese photo best. Can’t wait for fig season. And thank you for dropping by eve’s apple! ~Marisa

  12. Pansy!!! I am grinning ear to ear after reading your witty About page. I love your writing style and pictures. Your ice creams look amazing. Thank u for following and stopping by my blog. Will be visiting you again n again n ……love xxx

  13. Hi Panz, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, because I love following your blog and want other bloggers and non-bloggers to know about your website! Thank you so much and please consider participating, if you haven’t done so in the past.😊

  14. Hi! Thanks for liking my post! Do you have an email? I would like to ask you about being a guest blogger and sharing a recipe on my blog. Please let me know!
    Thanks! 😀

  15. Thank you so much for liking my first post. Loving your blog. Your photos are absolutely stunning and I love your sense of humour 🙂
    It’s winter here in Perth but your pics are making me crave some frozen delights. X

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