Frozen Elixir

So I haven’t been at all well this past week.   It was one of those awful hacking, wheezing, sneezing, pounding, aching illnesses that had me seeing life in greyscale and just would not get any better.  Come day seven of it (today) I was seriously fed up and ready to apply for an upper body transplant when, suddenly, I felt better.  Not 100% better, you understand, but definitely, undeniably better.  Blue sky better, you know?

Now, this recovery could be put down to the different antibiotics the doc gave me yesterday.  It could be attributed to all the rest and relaxation I’ve been forcing on myself.  It could even have been the healing licks and snuffles that Marco has been generously bestowing upon me that did it.  I’m sure these all did play their part but, me,  I give the lion’s share of the credit to the following granita. 

Seriously, I had this for a mid-morning snack today and within the hour not only did I start feeling perkier but I also became convinced that I could indeed get over my malady in time to mark next week’s exams, thoroughly entertain my now teenage (eek!) nieces next weekend and run the Nairn 10k the week  after. 

May give the NHS a call and let them know about this stuff… 😉

Passion Fruit and Apple Granita

(for 1)

2 passion fruit

200ml apple juice (I like the cloudy stuff)

1 teaspoon caster sugar

  • Half the passionfruit and scoop out the inside.  Add to a mini-blender along with the apple juice and sugar.  Blend for 15-20 seconds.
  • Pour the juice through a fine sieve (I used a teastrainer) into a plastic container.
  • Place in the freezer for a couple of hours, stirring every 20 minutes.


11 thoughts on “Frozen Elixir

  1. Inspired way to get your vitamins and minerals. Must make you think of Spring and healing. Hope the magic keeps working and you completely recovered very soon.

  2. Hope you’re well on your way to feeling better after a large glass of this! Would never have thought of eating passion fruit nor something chilled as a “recovery food”, but it looks so good I see no reason why it shouldn’t work.

  3. Dear wee bit, sorry to hear you are ill, I also had the same thing as you. it took two different antibiotics, I am now on week three but gaining on it. There is hope! Hope you are better soon.

  4. Bugger. But great that a wee bowl of cold sweetness can heal.

    My feedreader’s not working, so I’ve been missing your postings…and did you say 10K run???

    Lots of love to you,

    Lucy XX

  5. Just found your blog yesterday and loved It!! Oooohh you live in a beautiful place.. I really liked your pictures and of course, your recipes 😉
    Your granita reminds me of “granizados”….mmmm….
    Hope you feel better now!
    Love from Spain 🙂

  6. Maninas – Thank you! On the mend. 🙂

    Jubliana – It certainly helped!

    Siri – Needed something very cold for my throat. 🙂

    Miss Marty – Sucks, doesn’t it? Hope you feel better soon.

    Mandy – Thank you. That helps. 🙂

    Mallika – Do. Works. For a wee while, anyway.

    Lucy – Yeah, I’ve had to put the 10k off for a while unfortunately. Still not too well. 😦 Doing the half marathon in May though!

    Lorena – Hello and welcome! Thank you for the kind words!

  7. Do u think the granita will have the same effect on me for running the Inverness Half! I need all the help I can get!?
    Glad you are better… it seems strange reading your blog and being just down the road from you with so many people following from all over the world!

    I am also an avid cook and love my photography! Hoping to take some classes up here soon… do you know of any?

  8. Jo – Hello! Nice to hear from someone local. I don’t have many Scottish readers, let alone Highland ones!
    I haven’t heard of any photography classes locally but then I haven’t looked. Would love to do them myself. Let me know if you find something?
    Best of luck with the half marathon. I’m doing my first one in May in Edinburgh. Only done 5 & 10k so far so am a bit nervous!

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