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{guest post: the alchemist}

I’m Melissa, a 30 something married girl who lives in Western Washington with my husband and 2 small dogs.
We moved to Washington 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California where I persued an acting career, to seek a more simple life. Now we live on 10 acres in the country with a garden and some free range chickens. It’s been a big change adapting to country life, but also very rewarding.
I love cooking and baking and blogging about it on my food blog, The Alchemist. I also love and collect vintage dishes and housewares, so I started an Etsy Shop called House of Lucien.

I’m a Nifty Thrifty fan so I’m so happy to be here! Thanks Vanessa!

Women, melons, and cheese should be chosen by weight.”

-Spanish Proverb

Goodness it’s been hot here! These 90 degrees F. (32 degrees C.) days are getting to me.

I saw these loose recipe cards in a free pile at a church sale and I rescued them.

I’m glad I did, because this really hits the spot on a warm day. Not exactly a recipe, more of an idea, or a reminder. “Hey remember that you can blend fruit, add sugar and freeze and it will be delicious?” “Oh, right, I forgot, thanks for the reminder.” That’s sort of the conversation I had in my mind about this.

Perhaps this is as much as a recipe as Paula Deen’s English Peas. There is much controversy (and humor) about the simple recipe. For me and my honeydew ice, I’ll risk the mocking

Cutting up the honeydew


Call it ice, call it granita, no matter. It’s a great idea for any fruit on a hot day. Especially since it’s so easy. The last thing anyone wants to do in the heat is cook, or do any work for that matter.

Blending it up to a puree


I like to relax in the heat with something frozen and cold.

Pour in a shallow dish


A little alcohol involved doesn’t hurt either. Imagine a shot of Midori Melon liqueur poured over this, man my mouth is just watering thinking about it.

Wait an hour, scrape it up while it’s still in the freezer


Or some Sprite can be poured over for a delicious slushy-ish concoction.

Wait a little longer, scrape it up some more and it’s ready!


However you eat this, plain or with accoutrement’s it’s absolutely perfect on a hot day.




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    Seaweed & Raine
    Dienstag, der 28. August 2012 at 12:46

    Now THAT is one of the best things I have seen in a while. Mostly healthy, tastes great, and hits the spot on a hot day! :)

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    Dienstag, der 28. August 2012 at 14:23

    Yum. That looks delish!

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    Montag, der 17. September 2012 at 15:51


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