Warm summer evenings are the best. You don’t need layers, it’s light for forever, and you have no excuse not to eat ice cream. The other night we headed down to the Hood River waterfront to fulfill that deep need for a cold dessert at Cicci Gelato. It was perfect. Made in small batches with organic dairy, the traveling chocolate and sea-salted caramel hit the spot. Gelato in hand, we strolled around the waterfront slowly enjoying the evening breeze. I especially love the small, plastic spoon that always accompanies true gelato, and I was instantly transported back to my college days when I studied (and ate my way) across Italy. Buonissimo!