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Friday, April 16, 2010

Have you heard of Granita?



An Italian dessert, so refreshing and so easy on your figure





Strawberry Granita. 1 cup sugar and 3 cups water, make simple syrup add 1 pint strawberries, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup Kirschwasser or other cherry liquor. Combine in blender and pour into container. Freeze and break up with fork every 2 hours until mixture reaches grainy snow texture. Serve "up" in cocktail glasses.






This amaryllis bloom showed up in my greenhouse, unexpected. It was to bloom at Christmas time. It's the same color as the strawberry granita.

Gina


11 comments:

  1. Love Granitas! The weather is getting warmer and I should make some. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Mmmm, both the granita and the amaryllis are gorgeous! I always learn something new here. Like I didn't know granita was easy on the figure – I'll have to make some right away! :) Have a wonderful weekend, Gina. :) – g

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  3. Theresa,
    You are so right. Granitas are perfect for warmer weather. Do you have a favorite recipe? I would love to try a new version.

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  4. Georgianna, hope you also have a wonderful weekend. I am always so delighted when you stop by.

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  5. I could really use a dish of that granita right about now! xo,

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  6. The granita sounds so refreshing in this hot summer weather! And it looks easy too. Isn't it fun when a plant blooms out of season. It is such a good surprise. Linda

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  7. This sounds absolutely delicious.. I will have to make this. happy fourth, many blessings, marlis

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  8. My mouth is watering! A great way to stay cool! The amaryllis is beautiful.

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  9. I haven't tried granita, and it seems so easy there's no good reason not to.
    I planted one amaryllis bulb from a Christmas flower, and it has propagated into multiple plants which bloom here in February. I so look forward to those blooms.

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  10. Years ago I made a coffee granita. I think it's time I give it a try again. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  11. Hi Tablescaper, Coffee granita sounds great. Would love to have the recipe.

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