Matcha Latte Strawberry Popsicles

Summer is in full swing in my home state of Indiana this week – in fact, the high there today is supposed to be 102!  Here I am in Sydney complaining that it’s too cold, but my family in Indiana is complaining that it’s too hot!  Well, my fellow Hoosiers, this recipe will cool you down a real treat.  The flavors of matcha and strawberry (one of my all-time most favorite flavor combinations) combine into one amazing, refreshing and cooling popsicle…. 

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Zoku Quick Pop Maker Recipes

When mobile phones were becoming popular, a bit over 10 years ago, I jumped right on the bandwagon and got a Nokia phone.  It was very basic, no color screen or anything, couldn’t text or take pictures.  But I did have a changeable faceplate kind of thing.  I had two different colors for it – metallic silver and matte purple.  The purple one was my favorite.  I only had it for a year or so.  Then I didn’t have a mobile phone until one year ago!  Yes, that’s right, I survived all that time without a mobile phone.  People were carrying around fancy iPhones all around me, but I was stuck with a pen and paper (if I was even lucky enough to have those in my bag!) and if I wanted to tell someone something, it had to wait until I saw them in person!  What a terrible way to survive!  Just kidding, really, it wasn’t terrible.  I kind of took pride in the fact that I could still survive using traditional methods of communication…. 

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Chocolate & Biscoff-Striped Popsicles

It’s been one year since I bought a Zoku Quick Pop Maker.  It was the start of winter here in Sydney and here I was making popsicles.  Crazy.  A year later, it’s the start of winter yet again and I coincidentally find myself making popsicles for the first time since about last spring.  I find this a little odd.  But I think I’ve worked out why I sort of subconsciously start thinking about summer things in Sydney’s winter – I’m a country girl from Indiana and I’ve spent 25 years of my life in Indiana.  This time of year, to me, is the start of summer.  My brain just hasn’t grabbed onto the fact that we’re in the Land Down Under now and this time of year, to Australians, naturally means the start of winter.  Crazy, backward Australians!… 

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Cherry Popsicles With Homemade Magic Shell

It’s August and here in Sydney that means it’s the middle of winter.  Wait, what?  The middle of winter?  Then why have we been walking around in skirts and shorts and short-sleeved shirts?  We’re well on our way to a high of 25C (77F) today; the sun is bright, the sky is clear blue and wow, is it ever warm!  This is not the middle of winter.  Surely it’s not…. 

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