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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Fab Food Photo of the Week: Brie & Peaches

Warmed brie topped with gin marinated peaches.

Nothing beats a fresh tree ripened peach in the summertime.  Peaches are a versatile fruit that shine in desserts and can add complexity to savoury dishes.  We love this dessert created by Chef Tony Rondow at a recent cooking course at Lucky’s Liquor Store; a wonderful marriage of savoury and sweet.  Ripe and juicy peach slices marinated in gin, mint and lemon juice are layered on a slice of baked creamy brie cheese.

Berries, cherries, peaches or grapes.  What’s your favourite summer fruit? Post your answers below! 

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Fab Food Photo of the Week: Death of a Dessert

This photo is an oldie but remains one of our favourites, perhaps because of the memories it conjures and the carnage it captures.  Taken during a girls night in a scene that was straight out of Sex in the City.  Think four friends, martinis, desserts and a whole lot of gabbing – our favourite guilty pleasure!  The unfortunate casualty of our ravenous appetites is the Modern Cafe’s Apple Tarte Tatin.  This baked apple served on crispy puff pastry smothered in a decadent butterscotch sauce is sinfully good.  It will definitely keep the doctor away, but not your dentist!

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Fab Food Photo of the Week: Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is one of those desserts that conjure up mouth watering memories of the holidays. Sure it has a bit of a bad reputation (there are a lot of terrible pecan pies running around out there) but when made right they can be downright delectable.

Old fashioned, chocolate, or bourbon? What’s your favourite variety of pecan pie?

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