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Watermelon Popsicles

Homemade popsicles are so easy and what’s better than a treat from our childhood during the dog days of summer?  Here’s a great recipe I’ve adapted from Bon Appetit.

Watermelon Popsicles
2 1/2 cups seeded diced watermelon
1/2 cup fresh raspberries or blackberries
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon crème de cassis

Combine all ingredients in blender; puree until smooth. Strain into 2-cup glass measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour puree into Popsicle molds, dividing equally. Freeze overnight. (Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Keep frozen.)

photo from cafelynnylu.blogspot.com

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Have a Berry Good Fourth!

I love this tart for a Fourth of July picnic… It’s just perfect (go figure, it’s from Martha)!  Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

For the crust:
5 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons sugar
2 cup (4 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup ice water

For the creme fraiche filling:
2 packages cream cheese (8 ounces each), room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounces creme fraiche
1 cup confectioner’s sugar

For the tart:
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup apricot jam, for glazing blueberries
1/2 cup raspberry jam, for glazing raspberries
2 tablespoons water
2 pints red raspberries
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1 pint blueberries, picked over

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Fabulous Find: Meduri World Delights

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Meduri World Delights “makes” the best dried fruit I have ever tasted. I don’t know that there is much more to say than that… I tried the mixed berries, apricots, granny smith apples and peaches and each and every bite was delightful!

The raspberries have the consistency of the perfect “gummy” with perfect “organic” flavors and the consistency of the apples is incredible! At first bite, you’ll be blown away by the intense explosion of flavor that comes from the dehydrated fruit. Then comes the addiction… I ate my way through a whole bag of the berries in just a day!

Check them out here – they are the perfect treat for your health-nut sweetie!

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