July 18, 2013

The Heat is On

Finally, the heat is on! 30+ Celsius, and I cannot think on anything else just drink and maybe some icy treats.
My diet is going just fine, thanks to the hot weather. I eat tons of fruits- only- and drink like a seaman -water exclusively. I love you summer! Lately I have been doing golf. I wanted to start it years ago, but something always messed up my plans. So for a few months now, I started to play and it is even better than I imagined. It is just unbelievably peaceful out there in the green, the sun is shining, you are really part of the nature out there and when you hit the ball right just makes it even better.

This year I'm Superwoman when it comes to my garden, everything looks unusually tidy. All the veggies and fruits are growing like crazy. Strawberries and rhubarbs are new, and from the very first harvest I had to make something that all the sweet red flavors shine through. ( I really have to show you once the best Grandma's rhubarb pie ever) Granita is much better than an ice cream. It is definitely healthier and more refreshing. After having ice cream I'm usually just thirsty, but a not so sweet granita can really help in the cooling down. If you want to have something even sexier, just hit it with a splash  of white rum. 

Red fruit granita

200 g strawberry
200 g rhubarb
100 mm ginger root
200 ml water
sugar/xylitol or any other sweetener according to taste
white rum (optional)

Cut the rhubarb, ginger and strawberries. In a sauce pan combine all fruits with sugar and water. Cook it for 10-15 minutes, or until fruits turn mashy. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Spoon fruit mixture into a shallow pan and freeze it. As soon as it starts to set, remove and use a fork to scrape any ice crystals that have formed on the side or bottom of the pan. Once mixture is thoroughly frozen fluff it with a fork.
Serve it with white rum.


  1. The granita looks refreshing..perfect for the weather. Ive never tried my hand at golf..I must try it sometime. Vera...that turquoise board and bowl in the last photo is beautiful. Would you mind sharing where(store?) you bought it from in Switzerland.

    1. Shruti, the plate etc is hand made and you can purchase these or similar items on the Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/apacukababa?page=1 If you send an email to them what you want, I'm sure they'll happily do it for you