There are a lot of funny things about food blogging. There are haha funny things, like when we try to tell our friends stories about our lives and they’re inform us that they already know what we are going to say because they read it here, but there are also interesting funny things.
One interesting funny thing is that there are trends in the food blogging world. Right now, for example, grilled pizza is very trendy. Trends often correlate with seasonal produce, but sometimes they seem random, like baking with bacon. Not really getting that one.
Popsicles are another trendy item at the moment. Fancy ones with alcohol and herbs, simple uni-flavored fruit pops, pretty much anything that you can imagine is out there. We made ours with the last of the blueberries from our picking extravaganza (we only used one cup though, to my father’s relief) and lemon, because we’ve heard that the combo is amazing.
These treats are so refreshing on a hot day. And they’re guiltless enough to justify having one for afternoon snack and another for dessert. Feel free to experiment with flavors to your heart (or tongue’s) content.
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup frozen grape juice concentrate, slightly thawed
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
zest of 2 lemons
1 cup lemon juice
Make blueberry flavor by pulsing blueberries in a food processor for about 10 seconds, then stirring to combine with the grape juice concentrate. To make lemon flavor, heat water and sugar, stirring, until sugar has dissolved then add zest, bring to a simmer, and remove from heat. Let cool. Pour the sugar mixture through a strainer into the lemon juice, and stir to combine. Pour blueberry flavor into popsicle molds and fill about 1/4 of the way. Freeze (about 30 minutes), then fill another 1/4 with lemon flavor, and continue alternating and freezing until popsicles are ready.