I love that "prrt, prrt, prrt" sound the tomato sauce makes when it cooks!
This is my entry for Andrea's Grow Your Own ( Bi-monthly blogging ) event. She encourages you to commit to a garden and later enjoy the fruits of your labor.
"An ode to a foodie" You are the "mirepoix" of anybody's soul, a thousand times worth more than gold, let truth be told, to live, love and share good food, and never miss a minute of this magical interlude! Nazarina.
The top and bottom of the pop:
Blend the 6oz blueberries, all the syrup in the can of peaches( only the syrup, save the peaches) and about 4oz of the orange juice and pour just a little into the pop molds as I have done in the picture. Freeze these for about 3 hrs but place the mold on its narrow side at a slight angle in the refrigerator( I used a dish and aluminum foil to keep the molds stable).
The middle part of the pop:
Blend the cantaloupe, the rem. of the peaches in the can, strawberries, banana, apricots, peaches, juice of the oranges, 3t of the Greek yogurt, the whole container of Yoplait, a little orange juice if the mixture is too thick, the evaporated milk and last but not least the 2t honey or you can add more depending on your sweet tooth. The little bit of evaporated milk makes it extremely creamy! ( Just like a smoothie).
Remove the molds( by now the blueberry part should be frozen), add the smoothie to the height that I have in the picture and then freeze the pops again( this time in an upright position) for about 15 mins to about 25 mins until you are able to position a stick in the partially frozen smoothie part. Place back into freezer for 3hours and then finally pour your blueberry section on the top and freeze overnight. If you want to unmold the ice pop, just dip in some lukewarm water and gingerly pull out the pop.
You can of course make the pops anyway you fancy, this is just how I did it to get the effect in the picture. This is truly a delicious and healthy ice pop and so good in this hot weather. It is all the more sweeter if you have a Sunflower Farmer's market in your area!
Sprinkle the drumsticks with salt. Mix together 2 T of the garam & 1 T of the rest of the spices & sprinkle this on the drumsticks and last but not least sprinkle very lightly with the chopped cilantro. Drizzle gingerly( not too much) with olive oil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for one hour. After about 45 mins into cooking time pour the orange glaze over the chicken and sprinkle with some sesame seeds. Cut a few slices of an orange and arrange over the chicken and bake until golden
Boil 2 cups of orange juice with 1 t honey and 1 t tamari( soy sauce) . Add a few orange peels, try not to put in the pith(white part) of the orange. Mix 1 t arrowroot powder into another 1/2 c orange juice. The arrowroot keeps the liquid clear( or you could use cornstarch) . The liquid has to cook until you have about one cup , then mix in the arrowroot mixture and stir. You will notice that the liquid will thicken and look like a syrup.