Twisters Soft Serve Ice Cream – South Cedar

10 02 2009
  • 5620 S. Cedar Street
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 272-5015
  • Website
  • Menu
Twisters Soft Serve Ice Creams second location on South Cedar Street in Lansing.

Twisters Soft Serve Ice Cream's second location on South Cedar Street in Lansing.

Boy, as soon as the mercury hits 65 degrees, everyone thinks it’s summer.  Just this morning, I saw a story on about ice cream shops opening up…in February!  My day was spent barbecuing so I guess I’m not any better.  After dinner, J suggested we go get ice cream.  Heck, this might be our only chance at sixty degrees for a couple months yet so let’s take advantage of it.

Twisters Soft Serve Ice Cream has two locations in Lansing.  The original is on South Waverly.  The second location and the one closest to us is on South Cedar Street right next to Taco Bell.  The building is a drive-thru only structure with a little patio area set up out front if you choose to get out of the car and order at the window.

It was a nice night, but not nice enough to eat ice cream outside, so we hit up the drive thru.  When you first enter the driveway, there’s a menu board on the side of the building.  It’s not lit up and J had a hard time reading it from the passenger seat, so we drove around to the order speaker.  Again, no light on the menu board and J couldn’t make out most of what it said.  I went with my normal ice cream treat, a peanut butter cup Flurry.  J eventually gave up and ordered the same thing.  We each got a medium Flurry for a cost of $7 for the two of them. Read the rest of this entry »


The First BBQ of the Season – Updated x3

10 02 2009

I love unseasonably warm weather.  J and I were catching up on some missed episodes of Diner’s, Drive In’s, and Dives this morning.  Last night’s show was all about BBQ.  That made me crave a slab of pork.  J kept saying I needed to do something to get out of the house today since it was so freakin nice, so I thawed out a pork loin and decided to fire up the BBQ. 

So, what exactly is my first BBQ of the season?  It’s a Tennesee Pork Loin.  A recipe I took and modified from BBQ U.  I like my dry rub better, but mostly everything else is Steven Raichlen’s.  There was a glaze in the original recipe, but I dropped that to save some calories.  It’s still delicious without out.

Tennesee Pork Loin

1 pork loin
3 Tbsp Tennessee Whiskey
2 Tbsp BBQ Rub
3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Slices bacon

Butterfly the pork loin.  Sprinkle inside of roast with 2 Tbsp of the whiskey.  Let rest for five minutes.  Sprink BBQ rub on top of whiskey.  Spread Dijon mustard on top of rub then top with brown sugar.  Close up the loin and sprinkle with more rub.  Wrap bacon around the loin and tie with butcher string.

Set up grill for indirect grilling.  Add wood chips and smoke over medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Serve with BBQ sauce.

Original Recipe – As you can see, I’ve taken a lot of steps out.  Mostly just to take out excess sugars.  The pork loin still tastes delicious.

The Tennesee Pork Loin Butterflied and rubbed down

The Tennesee Pork Loin Butterflied and rubbed downJust before it went on the grill

The pork loin ready to go on the grill
The pork loin ready to go on the grill

It smells like summer in here….. Read the rest of this entry »

Ice Cream Shops Opening for Season

10 02 2009

Saw this on……yay!

 The warm weather is heating up sales for local ice cream shops. As the snow melts, customers are once again indulging their tastebuds with frozen treats. For local shops, the rise in customers is a sweet topping to the barren winter season. Twisters Ice Cream Shop reopened last week and customers are already coming in to get their frozen fix.

Press Release – Granholm Smoking Ban Remarks in State of State

10 02 2009

From a Campaign for Smokefree Air press release….

Granholm once again calls on lawmakers to enact smokefree legislation in her State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. –During her State of the State address, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, once again, strongly urged Michigan lawmakers to pass comprehensive smokefree workplace legislation.

“We again applaud the governor’s comments tonight and her support for smokefree air,” said Susan Schechter, CSA spokesperson and director of advocacy at the American Lung Association of Michigan. “Many lawmakers have done their research and know that in 2006 U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona released a report stating the only way to protect Americans from secondhand smoke is through comprehensive smokefree workplace legislation and policies. It’s time for lawmakers to stop dancing around the issue and finally listen to the state’s leader as well as their constituents and pass comprehensive smokefree air legislation this year.” Read the rest of this entry »