Monday, July 4, 2011

funnel cake, elephant ears, or zeppoles?

It's carnival season in these parts, quite appropriate as I started reading Water for Elephants over the weekend.   So far, it is an excellent read.  It drew me in right from the start.

Looking forward to the carnival this week. Before leaving, we usually let the kids pick one treat- ice cream, cotton candy, funnel cake, etc. They almost always pick cotton candy, but  I never pass up a funnel cake.  This year what I'm really craving are zeppoles.  I wish I could find them around here.  I love the fact that we live in the land of fire house carnivals and county fairs, but it is a bit different from my New York childhood of church bazaars and street fairs. 

In other news, we just got back from a weekend in the Catskill mountains.  Lots of campfires and family time. I even had a chance to go out picking!  Can't wait to show you what I've found, but for now I'm just checking in to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

So tell me, what's your fried dough of choice?  Funnel cake, elephant ears, or zeppoles?  


  1. Happy 4th to you too! I love carnivals...and campfires. :) Oh, and I'll never pass up a funnel cake either. That's why I like carnivals.

  2. i grew up in new england and up there the Big E (exposition) was our major fair, and i loved to get fried dough... that was what we called it there. i liked mine with butter, cinnamon, and powdered sugar, otherwise known as the lowfat version. ;)