by posting this recipe i am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Honey Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. i received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients.
my soul has been restored.
my little family of four has just returned from a very much-needed vacation to the beach. even six days of driving with a five-year old and a nine-month old wasn't so bad. i'm so grateful for the sunshine, blue skies, ocean breeze and warm sand. plus the extra bonus of time with some lifelong friends. perfect... thank you!
and so i've returned to a little challenge... honey! the recipe redux has invited us to use honey in a creative way as a substitutional sweetener. the true challenge was narrowing down ideas! i love honey... it is so incredibly versatile. this is not the only honey recipe you'll see this week. it was too hard to pick just one.
i'll say it again... i love honey. not only for its culinary versatility and distinct sweet flavor, but it has impressive health properties. antibiotic, antimicrobial, allergy-fighting, throat-soothing. we always have honey around.
this simple, yet delightful granita is the perfect addition (call it dessert or beverage?) to any summer get-together. naturally sweet, cool, and completely refreshing. inspired by that beach trip to the south, where sweet tea is always done right!