Treat Yo’ Self Thursday #20, Here’s The Scoop

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We were a little grape happy

Last weekend my family and I took a trip to a local farm (Dubois Farms) and had the chance to pick Concord grapes for the first time, so naturally we went overboard and brought a few pounds of the fruit home (the natural smell of them = best olfactory marketing ever). I originally planned on just making a sauce of sorts to top some vanilla ice cream, but thought that was too boring (and not healthy enough) so I was inspired to dream up this dairy-free and vegan-friendly treat. Continue reading

Treat Yo’ Self Thursday #17, (Italian) Ice Ice Baby

The Italian equivalent to a slushy, granita, a Sicilian cousin of Italian ice is a semi-frozen shaved or scraped dessert made with sugar, water and other flavorings. It has a texture that varies from coarse to smooth (depending on the region), whereas Italian Ice is more sorbet-like in texture (freezes while being mixed, like ice cream).

My version of this icy Italian treat features fresh watermelon, strawberries, lime and an unlikely pairing that makes a delicious topping to drizzle on top.

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