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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle Recipe

Homemade Popsicles are all the rage in food circles this year. They blow those plastic tubes of neon colored sugar water Popsicles out of the water! I officially declare 2011 The Summer of the Popsicle. It's a nice follow up to 2010 The Summer of the S'more. My family discovered frozen fruit bars last summer. I felt better about serving a snack that is fruit and juice. It became spendy because a box of frozen fruit bars never lasted more than a few days after I brought it home from the store. Lo and behold, the winter holidays dropped a family gift of a set of  BPA free plastic Popsicle molds similar to these down our chimney. Thanks, Santa me! ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience. ) Last week Mother Nature turned off the cold and turned up the heat to full blast. Ahhhh, a nice homemade frozen fruit bar would be refreshing in this weather.     Save this homemade popsicle recipe to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friend

Lavender Sugar Recipe

My secret to growing big, super huge lavender bushes is to cut the lavender buds when they bloomk as often as possible.

Since I don't want my fresh cut lavender to go to waste, I'm always on the hunt for things to make with lavender flowers. Besides feeling decant with a constant flow of fresh cut lavender flowers in the house, I like to cook and bake with lavender buds. Yes you can eat lavender!




The easiest way to cook with lavender is to make lavender infused sugar and use the lavender sugar in your favorite recipe. Lavender sugar adds a savory touch to my Scottish Shortbread and it looks like I spent big bucks and tons of time on something I already have on hand that I let sit until I remembered to use it.

How to Make Lavender Sugar


Lavender looks pretty too!

You will need:

2 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon dried lavender (you can  buy culinary lavender here.  Make certain you are buying culinary lavender. Lavender buds for flower arrangements and crafting often have extra stuff on them to bump up the color and scent and probably tastes awful)

Blender - (my blender has a glass jar that won't end up like smelling like lavender forever)

Pretty glass jar with a lid

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Make it:

1. Crush/blend the dried lavender to release the oil. I usually put most of the lavender in the blender for better flavor distribution and leave some of it whole so it looks pretty when I give lavender sugar as a gift.

2. Mix the lavender and sugar together, pour it into the glass container, and top with the lid

3. Allow the lavender to infuse the sugar by putting in to a cool dark place for two weeks or so. I put mine in the pantry.

4. After two weeks or so, open the jar and use your lavender sugar in place of white sugar in your favorite recipe.

Lavender sugar makes a easy and elegant gift for your favorite foodie too!

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