Tuesday, July 1, 2008

eBay Buy of the Week

popsicle molds!

pic-a-nic basket!

I'm getting ready for a lovely, long weekend! My version of this supercute picnic basket will probably be something more like a tote bag, but I'm definitely going to attempt booze-infused popsicles.

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Elizabeth Karmel, executive chef, Hill Country

1/2 fresh watermelon, seeded and diced (yields about 6 cups of juice)
2 small limes, juiced
1/4 teaspoon fine-grained sea salt
1 1/2 cups St. Germain liqueur (or sparkling wine), optional

Place a fine sieve in a large bowl or other container. Push watermelon fruit through the sieve to eliminate pulp and collect juice. (You can strain a second time with an even finer sieve or cheesecloth.) Alternatively, purée fruit in a blender and strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Set aside.

In a large pitcher, mix lime juice and salt. Add watermelon juice and optional liqueur, and stir well. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary. Stir well just before use.

Pour into Popsicle molds, and let freeze overnight. Serves 12.

Recipe from New York Magazine.

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