Too.hot.to. eat. – No recipe here today, just suggestions. As the heatwave continues in the US, and definitely here on the east coast, with a heat index of 110 degrees, let’s talk fruit. Frozen fruit– Grapes, Strawberries, Raspberries, Pitted Cherries, Oranges, Grapefruit and more!
Fresh fruit is delicious and refreshing enough, but for that extra bit of refreshment to help cool you down, freeze it! Seedless grapes, raspberries, blueberries, pitted cherries and strawberries can be frozen whole. Wash fruit and place on paper towels to dry. Put the fruit in a ziplock bag and place in freezer.
For a twist, segment an orange or grapefruit to freeze. To segment, peel the skin with a sharp knife, cutting all of the exterior off and the white “pith”. Holding the fruit in your hand, slice through each segment on the inside of the membrane to release the slice. Place the orange or grapefruit slices on a piece of parchment (or wax) paper on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid. When they are frozen, place in a ziplock bag to enjoy.
Use your frozen fruit in place of ice cubes in cold drinks to add flavor and color.