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
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.