My son’s recent fascination with pink food got me thinking about pink foods, or, sort of pink foods. Actually foods not so pretty in pink—Hostess Zingers, pink wafer cookies, Gatorade (OK, that’s mostly red), bubble gum and Fruit Loops. All foods not found in nature, which is of course why my son loves them.
Naturally pink or red foods, of course, are gorgeous, such as wild-caught Alaskan salmon, rhubarb, watermelon and strawberries, and this pretty strawberry granita made from berries I picked last weekend in Wartrace, Tenn. They were definitely found in nature.
Strawberry Wine Granita
8 cups strawberries
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup red wine (optional)
1. Puree strawberries in food processor until smooth. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Combine strawberries, sugar syrup, lime juice and wine, if desired. Pour into a shallow pan and freeze. Scrape with a fork.