Dinner Party Honeydew Granita Recipe

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Clean, Crisp & Smooth Dinner Party Finale’

Dinner Party Honeydew Granita Recipe


Honeydew Heaven – Clean, Crisp & Smooth Dinner Party Finale’

I’ve just got back from Charleston, SC. It was an amazing weekend with two of my best friends, and a long list of restaurants. There is a certain intimacy in sharing a meal. If more folks did so, the world would be a more pleasant place! Do your part, throw a summer dinner party!

South Carolina is about a month ahead of us in the growing season, perhaps even six weeks ahead of my garden . The Charleston Farmers Market was grand, and an adventure I will be sharing in a few days. Shop your local growers, Shop farmers market first if you can, but if not melons are in season currently being shipped in from Mexico.

Get your friends together, and have a dinner party celebrating the summer harvest. Finish the event, and if YOU have a dinner party I know it WILL BE an EVENT, finish it off with these palette cleansing Dinner Party Granitas. It’s amazing, no strike that – it’s mind boggling how something so simple as a melon can have such complexity of flavors. This summer recipe is a classic – and the bonus is it is SO EASY! Cool, crisp, clean and fresh your guests will think you are so sophisticated! What a giggle! Enjoy.


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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.