YUM! While the girls ate their weight in strawberries (sorry farmer!), I filled two HUGE baskets. Overly ambitious? Definitely! However, I’ve always wanted to be a true farm girl, so I set out to make my first batch of strawberry jam, strawberry syrup, strawberry ice cream (the left scoop in the photo) & my new favorite: STRAWBERRY PEPPER GRANITA.
I know what you’re thinking, “What does she mean pepper?”. I mean GROUND BLACK PEPPER. Weird, but DELICIOUS! The flavors truly complement each other. You may also be thinking “What is a granita?”.
Granita is basically just a frozen, crushed dessert (think thick daiquiri). In the August 2011 issue of MaryJanesFarm, Mary Jane shared a few granita recipes and I was so intrigued by the strawberry & pepper combo, that I ripped it out and saved it for the next strawberry season.
Here’s the recipe as found in MaryJanesFarm: