One of my friends posted pictures on facebook yesterday of the margaritas she and her significant other were enjoying at a local cantina. Robin had a sweet looking Watermelon Margarita and Tim had a fiery Jalapeño Margarita. Instantly I craved a margarita. A blended margarita.
I recently went on a business trip to Las Vegas and enjoyed a really nice dinner at Taqueria Canonita located in the Venetian Hotel. The company, the atmosphere, the food…were all wonderful. But the Jalapeño Infused Margarita was inspirational.
My mom gave me a unique cookbook several years ago called Surreal Gourmet Bites. It changed my life or at least the way I viewed food. Thank you Surreal Gourmet (Bob Blumer) for inspiring me to eat with my eyes first and thanks mom for always choosing gifts for life.
When the blackberries are in season and look this good, I’m hunting recipes to make. This Margarita recipe from Cooking Light was just what I was looking for. Just so happens it makes four two…so I recommend inviting a friend, like I did.
While I generally order my Margaritas on the rocks with salt, if I’m going to have one frozen – bring me a spoon please. Today is National Margarita Day, too great a Post op to pass on (ha!).
I decided this would be a chance to make my first Granita. The Granita originated in Italy and can vary in texture and flavor throughout regions depending on the ingredients and freezing method. I’ve seen some lovely Granita recipes on the pages of fellow food lovers. And have been taking notes of the ones I will try when the warm weather comes back around…flavors such as Wild Strawberry, Cucumber Mint, and Pink Grapefruit come to mind and I absolutely can not wait to make a Mojito Granita. However for today, on her special day, we’ll enjoy Margarita Granita style.
Recipe Inspiration. I’ve mentioned before that recipe ideas come to me in many ways. Today for example, I spent my lunch break at the hair salon, a place I love for these three reasons: first I adore my stylist and love hearing about her recent travels and life experiences; second because I always leave feeling refreshed and happy; and third because they have the best assortment of magazines!! Today I left with 16 snapshots of recipes and ideas that I MUST try. My head is spinning with fresh new visions.