Anyways, today I went with my mother-in-law and we had a great time shopping for deals. I ended up spending all $60 cash that I had brought. We bought several boxes of produce and split it.
Peaches (kids have already put a dent in these! The bottom was full.)
tomatoes (I put a dent in these as I already made something with it. I plan on canning a few jars.)
Silver Queen corn (Need I say it? Yes, I put a dent in this too, grilling several ears. Annie and her friend SG each ate one raw.)
I also bought a box of Kent mangoes (did you know there are over 400 varieties? I didn't either.) blackberries ($2!!), lemons (5 for $1), tomatillos, and garlic (from California, not China).
Later in the day, after running TONS of errands in the 97 degree humidity, I got to work. I had some produce from my own garden to incorporate as well as some from the CSA we are a part of. I made lots of things which I'll share with you soon, but today I wanted to share how to make granita (which you may know as Italian ice).
It's quite simple really. Four ingredients in all.
2. Fresh lemons.
Make a simple syrup with water and sugar. Add lemon juice. Puree' peaches and add sugar lemon water. Pour into a metal 9 X 9 pan and freeze, stirring every so often during the first couple of hours. It should look like this:
Oh, and I have some leftover whipped cream from our week at the beach. The kind in a can, not homemade, but good enough! A squirt of that will finish it off.
Granita di pesche con la panna. Ci manca solo una brioche. Did you know in Sicily we eat granita with a brioche sweet roll for breakfast? Yep. We do!