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Hope springs eternal. At least when it comes to my garden. I planted a small blueberry bush earlier this spring, only to watch it slowly lose leaves down to a few bare stems. Visions of blueberry glory, dashed! We’ve moved the plant to a new location, a bit more shaded, and planted a new blueberry bush near it, so (and this where the eternal hope comes in) maybe we’ll have some lovely blueberries next year.
I grew up knowing Strawberry Shortcake more as a character who battled with the Peculiar Purple Pie Man for reasons unclear than as a dessert, but now it’s one of my favorites. When the first real strawberries start to appear in stores and farmer’s markets, my thoughts immediately turn to strawberry shortcake. We’ve been experimenting with popsicles at Brooklyn Supper HQ lately, so with the start of strawberry season, I thought it would be a great time to try this classic dessert in popsicle form.
You like fruit, you like vodka, you like popsicles — shoot, you like a lot of things. So to help move you more quickly towards all your likings, we found a way to combine the three aforementioned likes into one. Before your skeptical brow can arch upwards, let us say — yes, you can freeze vodka. After some quick experimenting and an afternoon of mixing and an evening of freezing … Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles are yours for the licking! And careful, these are deceptively kid-like in flavor but packed with adult enjoyment. Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles
Fresh fruit with a splash of juice makes a fresh and healthy snack. Use whatever fruit you're heart desires. A perfect summer treat! These are so simple and so darn cute, my one year old probably had just as much fun playing with them as she did eating them. Super easy to make and no fancy gadgets required, you'll need small 5 oz disposable cups and some craft sticks.
Popsicles don’t seem to be a big thing here in France so I was happy to see this alternative on Real Simple : Watermelon pops! An easy way to give your kids fruit and they’ll have fun eating it too. Wouldn’t it taste so refreshing on a hot day? I love the idea of adding a cupcake liner to the stick (for catching juicy drips) like it’s shown below. Before I head off to the outdoor market, can anyone give me advice on how to pick a good watermelon? Who needs plain-old popsicles, anyway?
This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and La Crème. It may not be summer, yet, but my belly is already screaming for ice cream. You know the saying…I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
This has been the hottest summer we’ve had in Chicago for a long time. Really, really hot. I would take 50° over 90° any day, especially here in the Midwest where the 90° is accompanied by 100% humidity. But before I turn into a blogger who complains about the weather (too late?) I will tell you how we’ve been combating it: frozen treats.
We are moving into the tail end of the month long campaign in October by the Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for breast cancer. Cancer, of any form is trecherous but breast cancer, in particular has an eery sense of relevance and reality among every woman. I think the heightened sense of relevance for most of us women stems partly from the fact that it is one of the most common form of cancer among women and partly from the fact that it strikes at the very core of what represents and celebrates our womanhood. I believe everyone of us have had friends who had been afflicted by breast cancer or had a close scare of getting it. I myself, have 2 friends who are breast cancer survivors.