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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Strawberry Summer Treat

katherine corrigan

It is a true pleasure to be Evelyn's guest today. She and I have been bloggy friends for a long time now and I always enjoy visits to her sweet blog. She is a doll! I'm Katherine and I’m happy to share a little bit about myself and my blog Katherines Corner. I am an open minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and greet each new day with grace, dignity and gratitude. I am originally from England but have lived all over the world and now I live with my wonderful husband in Utah.
  I am fortunate to be married to the true keeper of my heart and we are proud Grandparents to five full of life children (ages 4-15 ). I am also known as Mama to our sweet fur baby Izzy ♥

I always refer to my blog as a “blog for sharing”. I enjoy sharing recipes, photography, monthly giveaways, life stories, diy and more at my little bit of blog land. I invite you to stop by for a visit and to join us at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
I welcome your bloggy friendship.
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For me, summer time brings with it mixed emotions. I love all of the wonderful things like beautiful fragrant flowers ( these lilacs are from our garden), fresh vegetables from our garden and a lot of happy memory making. But… I hate, absolutely hate, the heat. The truth is, if the temperature never exceeded 75 degrees (Fahrenheit) I would be thrilled. I love rainy days and cool weather days and even snowy days.
I do live in a beautiful state surrounded by mountains and the pleasure of four seasons. But, summer here is scorching hot! I do find temporary comfort when I need to be outside by sitting in the shade and enjoying a homemade frozen treat.When you can’t beat the heat you can at least cool yourself and thrill your taste buds with an easy to make fruit-sicle. We are fortunate to have an abundance of strawberries in our garden and it is the perfect fruit for a frozen treat. Most berries and soft fruits work well in this very easy fruit-sicle recipe.

no sugar added strawberry fruitsicles

No Sugar Added Strawberry Fruit-sicle
What You Need 11/2 Cups Strawberries ( or other fresh fruit)cleaned and stems removed 1 Cup Milk (I use lactose free milk) 1 Tbsp. Splenda (or other granulated sugar substitute or 2 tsp. sugar) Popsicle molds (or ice cube trays and popsicle sticks) Blender/food processor

Lets Make it! Pop your fruit into the food processor/blender pulse a few times to make very small pieces, add milk and sweetener and blend/puree for 1-3 minutes. If it appears to thin add a bit more fruit. Fill your popsicle/ice trays and freeze for 3-4 hours.
Makes 4 fruit-sicles or about 12-16 ice cube tray pops.

Katies Tid Bits -try adding vanilla bean ice cream instead of milk if you are okay with dairy.
We can’t stop the clock, but we can keep our spirits young with humor, gratitude, and creativity. Eat a fruit-sicle and go play in the sprinkler, life is short.
Thank you Evelyn for sharing your sweet blog with me today and thank you to all who visit her lovely blog and took time to read my post


  1. Hi Katherine, it was great learning a little more about you. Sounds like you and I need to trade locations - I love the heat and there's never enough of it where I live. I must try this popsicle recipe - I have bags of cherries we hand picked that might work with this recipe. Thanks Evelyn for sharing Katherine with us today!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    1. Hi Marie! My hubby loves the heat too, giggle. I just made this recipe with cherries the other day, yummy and a nice treat when I am moaning about the heat ( win). Big hugs and thank you for leaving some comment love. Katherine

  2. Hi Katherine - so nice to see you over here at Evelyn's !
    I LOVE the heat - the hotter the better really - snow I only enjoy for the first month - after that they can take it away lol
    I had no idea you had 4 children ( for some reason I thought it was 2 )

    1. Hi Suzan, I thought I had posted a response but for some reason it didn't post. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some comment love. It is fun to share here at Evelyns blog too. My hubby loves the heat just like you do.( wink) Smooches and hugs, Katherine
      P.S> I do have five grandchildren but only one child * she's 34 :-)

  3. Oh yes, I am going to try making some fruit-sicles. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It was fun to read a little more about Katherine. laurie


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