Easy Blackberry Limoncello Granita

Blackberry Limoncello Granita

Granita is a light iced dessert similar to a sorbet, but made with half the effort, no ice cream maker necessary.  This simple but satisfying dessert with origins in Sicily literally melts in your mouth!  Here at the Flirty Foodie, we are always looking for excuses to incorporate liquor into our recipes.  This rendition takes advantage of fresh in season blackberries and tangy Limoncello, a combination that is a near religious experience for your taste buds!  This refreshing sweet treat is ideal for those summer scorchers, on those days where relief from the heat can be cured by a good old brain freeze via liquor laden snow cone. Continue reading

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A Visit to Rocky Creek Winery

A short drive off the Island Hwy lies a small boutique winery tucked away on charming little acreage in Cowichan Bay. To get there you only need a ride with an unwilling designated driver.

Rocky Creek Winery is owned and operated by 3rd generation winemaker, Mark Holford and his wife Linda.  As long as they could remember, they talked about starting their own winery. The pair started producing batches of wine out of their basement in Ladysmith,  becoming the very first neighbourhood winery in Ladysmith. When they realized their wines were in high demand, they opened a second location in Cowichan Bay. Homegrown down to the grapes, they are passionate about keeping the business local and developing varieties of grapes that thrive naturally in Vancouver Island’s cooler climate. It takes only a quick glance at the wall of medals adorning their tasting room to realize that Mark and Linda are serious about their craft.

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