Petits Plaisirs [Grape Ice]


Montreal moments, captured by T.
Montreal moments, captured by T.
picnics, cocktails, naps. rinse and repeat.
picnics, cocktails, naps. rinse and repeat.
Sunsets with this guy.
Sunsets with this guy.
One ingredient.
One ingredient.
Camouflage à l'oratoire.
Camouflage à l’oratoire.

That’s my theme for summer at home– simple pleasures. (Ones that don’t involve last minute low cost flights across Europe, fresh Spanish seafood, and admiring the colour of the Adriatic sea…) Last weekend in Montreal was full of wonderful people and wonderful little things; sangria, karaoke, a picnic, Wimbledon breakfast, an italian greyhound, and napping through the hottest hours of the day. Following the weekend pace my evenings after work have been long and languid, spent catching up with friends, playing with our pup, hanging laundry on the line, and eating this icy grape dessert on the patio as the sun goes down (for the past three nights — I might have made a little bit too much.). Enjoy your weekend and all the little things!

Grape Ice
Super easy, you can prep this on even the hottest of days. All you need are some grapes (I have yet to try green grapes, but I bet it would be lovely.); I used approximately 2lbs of black grapes and it serves about 6-8 people.
Wash your grapes and put them in a ziploc bag or airtight container in the freezer. Once they are frozen, blend them until smooth (I had to stop blending every once in a while to scrape down the sides of the blender). Serve right away, or return to the freezer in an air tight container. Garnish with more grapes, chocolate shavings, nuts, or a mint leaf or two — effortless and oh-so-sweet.

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