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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A "Grape" Idea

It is not summer yet but definitely right around the corner. When you think summer, you envision hot steamy days with thoughts of anything cold...iced tea, ice cream, and of course, Popsicles! The flavors are many increasing each year as new ideas come to fruition but it still hard to beat the traditional, the classic, the any kid's favorite.

May 27 is... 
National Grape Popsicle Day

When you first hear or see reference to the Popsicle, what image comes to mind?

It was originally available in seven flavors and marketed as a "frozen drink on a stick." The form is unique, with two parts joined together on two sticks, so the two sections could be divided and shared. The flat wooden stick, similar in shape and size to an emery board, with round ends used as a handle became as well-known as the treat, commonly used for craft projects by children and adults. Source : Wikipedia
A Bit of Popsicle History... the year, 1905
In San Francisco, 11-year-old Frank Epperson accidentally left a cup of powdered soda flavoring and water with a stirring stick in it on the porch on a chilly night only to find frozen icy nirvana the next morning. The initial name for the unique concoction was the Epsicle. After selling the rights to the invention, it would take an additional eighteen years and a patent application for the Popsicle to achieve its legendary status.

 With this being the season for fresh fruit, why not try your hand at fresh and fruity homemade ice pops/popsicles? Yummy with chunks of fresh grapes!

Fresh & Fruity Grape Popsicles Recipe
Feeling a bit extravagant?
 I can think of much better ways to spend $1000!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!