Sunday, January 31, 2010
~Winter Snow Treats~ (Winter Celebration Event)
Okay, so I've done a lot research into: "Is it Safe to Eat Fresh Snow"? According to my previous thought of years of growing up I thought it was more than okay to nibble at a freshly made snowball. Well, apparently it's not the best for you and actually eating snow, even fresh is advised against because the snowflakes as they fall pick up pollutants in the air. HOWEVER, most of the food we eat are all chemicals anyway, so I will still eat fresh snow. **Even the Native Americans would eat snow, with boiled maple sap over it, so if it was good for them, it's okay for me!! Anyway, eating snow once a year is not that bad for you. Some websites said it's "fine" (in moderation, as is anything else).
So, as a way to celebrate winter and have a yummy treat, gather a small cup of freshly fallen snow around 4 ounces (or even less) and pour maple syrup over it and eat it like a snowcone. (Having a small quantity of snow is best.) Of course you can always use shaved ice if you're concerned about the health benefits, but there isn't a real point to celebrating a winter treat, if you don't use snow. Although tip on making healthy snow cones, pour 100% fruit juice over shaved ice staying away from the flavoured syrups. Course, if you're only going to do this very seldomly, go ahead and bring out the syrups!
BEWARE OF COLOURED OR DIRTY SNOW!~ Only grab, fresh, white, and clean snow.
Also, there are so many other "winter recipes" involving snow if you're interested~for instance, click here to see how snow is used to make snow ice cream.