Yeah, I got too many of them...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I haven't been feeling too well, so I was glad I had this all set up. I made lemonade a few days ago, because lets face it, fresh lemonade is fantastic. I also had a lot of leftover prickly pear puree, so I added a few tablespoons of water and froze it into ice cubes.

Let me tell you, lemonade is elevated, canonized when you add prickly pear puree ice cubes. I mean Jesus... Rob even asked if anyone was marketing this idea. It's really, really, really good. It's so Santa Fe (I hope you people in New Mexico are appreciating the abundance of prickly pear there). Sour, sweet, tangy, and something I plan to serve a lot of come the summer. Right now, it's great for the days I'm not feeling so hot.

I bet the ice cubes are great with a glass of tequila and bit of lime...


  1. Get better!

    I don't think prickluy pear is in season in Australia. Would love to have a go at making something prickly pear.

    I am thinking of something with dragonfruit at the moment.

  2. You read my mind when you wrote the last line! :-)

  3. I think I will go with the tequila and a bit of lime, I can almost taste it now! Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Brilliant! I'll have to try this! Feel better soon!

  5. Sounds yummy! I noticed on your earlier blog on breaking down prickly pears you mentioned they're hard to find...where are you getting it? I'd love to try the lemonade, and those cupcakes are beautiful! BTW, Brooks is a dude:-) -K

  6. Shameless Foodies - I am getting them at The Nugget in North Davis. And Brooks is lying to you.

  7. OMG,
    This sounds delicious!! I think my neighbor has a big cactus with prickly pears--me thinks I will be plucking them! I LOVE your blog by the way...

  8. Thanks Josette! Glad you like the blog, just remember to wear heavy gloves if picking them from the wild!

  9. that's gorgeous! you've inspired me and i went on a hunt over the weekend, but wasn't able to find any.

    feel better!

  10. Brilliant idea for ice cubes. I like the tequila idea!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  11. Wow, awesome thought and you should patent it, seriously!!! (I guess that's what a person does??)

  12. Hi, in addition to taste and color, the prickly pear (or maybe the cactus itself)is good for diabetics trying to control their blood sugar level and is also considered to decrease the growth of viruses. So your lemonade with prickly pears sounds like just what you needed for your illness. Jan


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