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Here we go again. It’s ice pop time! Just a warning. This isn’t the last ice pop rodeo for the summer, because I have tons of pop ideas swirling in my head.

It just happened to be that we had a week of straight H.E.A.T. and sunshine here in Toronto, so I hauled out my ice pop molds and made a healthy, refreshing treat to beat the heat. (Poetry is not my forte but it seemed to work here)

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These guys are a combination of coconut milk, acai, matcha and raw organic honey. A matcha made in heaven.

In one of my recent posts, I confessed to you that I have a tendency to “borrow” foliage from the neighbourhood for my shoots. In this particular instance, I was stuck for time, but there’s always Steve to the rescue.

He happened to be on his way home from the supermarket when I caught him in the car. I asked him if he could stop and pick me up some flowers (from the side of the road).

He asked me where? Here’s what I told him:

Travel east on John Street past the fire station.

When you hit the section of row townhomes, pull into the driveway.

Get out of the car and look for a tree that looks like this ↓

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He then said “ya and then what’?

I then said “what do you mean and then what”?

GET OUT OF THE CAR.

GRAB AS MANY AS YOU CAN.

RUN.

So worth it because I mean……..look at this picture. Come on.

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Back to the pops that kinda turned out poopie. I placed all the ingredients in the molds and put my popsicle sticks in. Why is it that I always have issues with those sticks?

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Once the pops are set, I release them and the sticks are crooked!! This makes absolutely no difference in the way they taste but they look stupid. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

COCONUT HONEY MATCHA ACAI ICE POPS

1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk ¼ cup milk (almond or coconut works) ¼ cup acai juice, (I use the frozen and let it thaw in warm water) 2-3 teaspoons good quality matcha powder ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup (I used honey) optional - melted white chocolate drizzle

1. In a large measuring cup, whisk coconut milk until smooth. 2. In a small mixing bowl, mix about 1-2 tablespoons milk with 2 teaspoons matcha powder until smooth. Pour mixture into coconut milk. 3. Add acai and honey and mix until smooth. 4. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until firm. About 4 hours. *optional - melt white chocolate and drizzle over pops before serving

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