It isn't exactly a secret that on really hot nights Jeb, Hank & I can be found in the kitchen eating frozen watermelon in the dark.
While Jeb & Hank quite enjoy gnawing on a frozen chunk I much prefer my watermelon in the form of watermelon granita.
(1 large serving or 4 small if you like to share)
*4 C cubed frozen watermelon
1/4-1/2 C liquid (water, white grape juice, or apple juice)
1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary
Place rosemary and frozen watermelon in blender. Gradually add liquid until desired consistency is reached. Da, da, dada enjoy!
* I froze my watermelon cubes in a bowl. I had to soak the bowl in hot water and still I ended up with a giant watermelon puck (I knew this would happen but I did it anyway...not so smart). You might try freezing your watermelon on a cookie sheet first and then placing it in a large bowl.
Another fun way to enjoy watermelon is to simply add it and some fresh rosemary sprigs to a large mason jar of water and let it sit overnight. This only occurred to me after some Friday night cocktails (fancy water as you might have guessed) at the gym. I love just about anything that comes in a mason jar. We're wild and crazy. What can I say?
Watermelon & Rosemary Infused Water
4 C water
1 C cubed watermelon
2-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
Place all ingredients in a mason jar and allow to sit overnight. You can usually refill the jar a second time without things getting too soggy. Feed leftover watermelon pieces to your favourite beasts.
|a day at the pool|