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Homemade Pomegranate Lime Ice

Did ya’ miss me? I haven’t written in awhile, partly because I started a new job, and partly because it’s been too hot to think. Right now I have the a/c blowing on me so I was feeling inspired.

A few weeks ago I made red sangria using a Bobby Flay recipe. Sangria is, in my humble opinion, the perfect summer drink but I had never made an authentic batch before. It was one of the best sangrias I’ve ever had, but it left me with some leftover pomegranate juice. Due to the aforementioned heat, I was craving something cold. So I decided to make some pomegranate ice!

Pomegranate Lime Ice

3 cups water

1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice

Juice from two medium limes

1/2 cup sugar, more or less depending on taste (I used a little more)

  1. Boil water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and pour in pomegranate juice and lime juice.
  3. Give it a good stir and pour it into a baking dish. Use a large dish since you want a fairly thin layer.
  4. Put it in the freezer. In 1 1/2 hours, break it up using a fork. Make sure you break it up and mix it well.
  5. Put it back in the freezer. In 1 1/2 hours, do the same thing.
  6. Enjoy.

Some ideas:

  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds or lime rind.
  • Experiment with your favorite juices.
  • Pour a shot of tequila over that bad boy. This is my favorite idea.
Pomegranate Ice Served in a Margarita Glass

Cheers!

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Rejoice! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, boys and girls. GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON.

While wandering around Harvard Square on Friday evening, I spotted a woman carrying two boxes of Girl Scout cookies. My sixth Girl Scout cookie sense immediately went on high alert. I resisted the urge to shake her  by the shoulders, wild-eyed and foaming at the mouth, demanding to know where she bought them. I knew that cookies were close.

Obviously I was right, my Girl Scout cookie sense never lets me down. Those wonderful gals are selling them at a bunch of subway stops in Boston. I bought two boxes: Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel DeLites. Those are clearly the two best options and you can just get away from me if you would have chosen the Lemonades. Blech.

Just can't get enough of those "eanut" Butter Patties, amirite?

If you’re in Eastern MA, you can find cookies near you here. God, the Internet is so great.

So what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Do you agree that Thin Mints are overrated? Are you weirded out when you realize that the same cookies have different names depending on where they’re sold? Do you like my pink nailpolish?

Happy Girl Scout cookie season!

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