We love summer. Lazy mornings at the farmer’s market, winding bike treks (100 Acres is a true treat, if you’re in Indy), road trips to visit dear family and friends, strawberry shortcake, lemonade… we’ve been loving every minute. Our summer has been a tad interrupted with an unplanned house renovation, but it was a welcome surprise. (We’d had our eye on the market for a while and a bit larger 1926 home with a non-galley kitchen popped up, so we bit.) Our conversations now consist of flooring choices and countertop materials, and details I’d never dreamed of knowing or caring about (1/8″ grout between tiles? undermount sinks? partial overlay cabinets?). But we’re having a ball, and we feel so fortunate to be able to design our own new space.
Speaking of road trips, we had a beautiful one to Minnesota this past weekend, visiting with family and friends: my parents and grandparents, sister home from Laos, and quality time with some other dear friends I consider sisters. We had a truly amazing brunch with Lindsay and Bjork of Pinch of Yum, one of those meals where each component is so well-thought out and utterly delicious that you don’t want it to end, followed by some lazy summer cold pressed coffee and cherries with Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog and her truly adorable family (those kids…). I know we say it often, but the people we’ve become connected to through learning to love food are some of the most amazing people we know.
Here’s a recipe to enjoy summer with those people you love – an easy and healthy strawberry popsicle, featuring one of our favorite ingredients – Greek yogurt. We’ve been using it in everything lately, from baked goods to vegetable dip. This frozen treat is refreshing and delicious, and naturally sweetened using honey. For some added flair, we added some basil from our garden for a little pop. Here’s to summer, and those relationships that keep us going.
Thanks to our good friend Kelley for the inspiration for this recipe!
If you don’t have time for making your own popsicles and you’re in Indy, try out some Nicey Treat – they make delicious frozen treats with “nice” all natural ingredients.
- 1 pint (2 cups) strawberries
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 10 basil leaves
- Hull and roughly chop strawberries. In a bowl, combine the strawberries with ⅓ cup honey and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Blend together the strawberries with 1 cup Greek yogurt and 10 basil leaves using a blender or immersion blender, until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.