Friday, April 1, 2011


30 recipes. 30 ingredients. 30 days. and a learning monica. we're starting simple... for simplicity's sake!

i just got home, tossed off my shoes and sat down with a big sigh and a serving of our first 30x30x30 recipe : lemon basil granita. it is refreshing and delicious. it is guaranteed to lift your spirits. and it is so so so easy to make.

thoughts from mon :

although her day was terrible, including a broken down vehicle in hot miami weather, she made this recipe at 11 pm and it didn't even kill her! she hardly measured the ingredients! she added a splash of gin and recommends it. and although she was skeptical of basil, she calls the recipe a success.

ring in spring with this light dessert. you don't need to throw a dinner party for this one, you can eat it by yourself like me.

lemon basil granita :

4 to 5 lemons, rinsed
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves

- grate one tablespoon of lemon zest and juice lemons. add these two things to a 9 inch baking pan. with that, add 1.5 cups of water.
- in a blender of food processor, pour in sugar and give it a whirl to make it super fine. add the basil and give it another whirl until basil is finely chopped.
- stir sugar and basil into the lemon water mixture until mixed.
- cover and freeze for about 6 hours. remove and scrape with a fork to form fluffy goodness! scoop and serve!

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