Caught Red-Handed

Hand-picked local strawberries—definitely pretty in pink.

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.

Sam’s “breakfast of champions” in the car on the way to Lacross practice.

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.

Icey, velvety strawberry granita.

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.

Freeze overnight and scrape with a fork.

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One thought on “Caught Red-Handed

  1. I agree with Sam…pink, red, rose, whether found in nature or made by the human hand..edibles with these colors always appeal to me as well. I especially like the look of your yummy simple granita…red, cool with a bit of icy crunch…a great “red” treat for a hot spring day.

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