Watermelon Granita with Black Lava Salt

Watermelon Granita with Black Lava Salt

When you think about Foods of Summer, watermelon is possibly at the very top of the list. You don't think of having a barbecue party without including ice cold slices of juicy watermelon. And when I think of chilling that watermelon, I always picture a large, bright...

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