Saturday, July 19, 2008

Surf's Up Saturday

Here are some favorite picks for the week from my surfing... I can't wait to make some home made popsicles with these molds!

1. Lighthouse Halter Dress from Chasing Fireflies
2. Canoe Shelf from Pottery Barn Kids
3. Shell Bag from OompaToys
4. Tovolo Popsicle Molds from Wrapables
5. Surfs Up Little Mama tee from Ellabee Baby
6. Silly Sounds Perilous Pete Pirate Puppet from Manhattan Toy Company
7.Garden Chalet Twin Bed from OompaToys

Here is a recipe for some yummy lemonade popsicles:

3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want them, and if you are using Meyer lemons, use less sugar)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
Zest of 2 lemons
1 cup of lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)

1 Heat 1 cup of water and 3/4 to 1 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the zest of 2 lemons and 1 Tbsp of light corn syrup into the sugar water (also called simple syrup). Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and let cool.
2 Juice enough lemons (about 4) to produce 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain out any pulp. Add the simple syrup to the lemon juice, straining out the lemon zest as you pour the syrup into the juice.
3 Pour the lemon mixture into the popsicle molds. Put into a freezer for at least 4 hours to freeze. To unmold, run under hot water for a few seconds.
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