Peach Yogurt Popsicles
For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved to write. I started writing in my diary at an early age about boys and girls and dramas and friendships and love and betrayals. It always helped bring clarity and shed light on feelings unclear. I've continued journaling through the years and now, I’m schmuck sharing my personal woes and thoughts with all of you people.
I started this blog as a place to share recipes and life adventures with friends old and new. I didn’t plan on it becoming so much more than that in the process. But I guess that’s what happens when you just jump in and begin. There was a time in my life that I used to wait for things to be “perfect” before I would start something. As you can imagine, I would wait and wait and wait and many things never began.
But I began this (not at the perfect time of course) and I'm incredibly grateful I did. Nowadays, I obviously no longer have blocks of quiet time to reflect within so I’ve learned to integrate the loud chaos and still shockingly be able to express a coherent thought and (sometimes) a sentence! You see, most of my writing is done while baby is napping and my son is preoccupied or with one of my favorite people in the world - his amazing nanny BFF. Love you girl. You help me to infinity and beyond. Then, over the course of a few days I re-work my thoughts again and again and again usually when I’m nursing the baby with one hand as I type with the other. I do the same when I eat too. And yes, food does fall on the baby. I just make sure I’m not eating hot soup!
At any rate, writing and cooking have been keeping me sane cause let me tell you folks - being a stay at home mommy mommy mommy is wonderful but it’s fucking hard and constant and utterly mind numbingly draining. I am left, at the end of the day, without feeling any sense of accomplishment. I want to just curl up under the covers and sleep for like a week. Heck, I’d be happy with a good solid nights sleep! But I can’t and that’s ok cause I know this period isn’t permanent and yeah yeah I know that they will grow up quickly BUT in the present moment of my life now - it’s challenging and thrilling and delicious and incredibly tiresome to say the least.
This blog has kept me creativity challenged and has allowed me to continue exploring myself and hanging onto the last remaining parts of my brain. Sometimes I’m inspired and sometimes, most of the time, I just begin, having no idea what I’m going to write or cook. And all ya'll out there in the unknown hold me accountable and I want to thank you. Thank you for stopping by and having a look see. Thank you to those who comment and especially to those who don’t. I was someone who, for years, read certain blogs and never commented - waiting for the “perfect” thing to say. But now I don’t give a shit. I just jump right in and begin. Impressed and delighted I did.
Peach Yogurt Popsicles
You can most defiantly substitute the goat and sheep yogurt for 1 cup whole and 1 cup greek yogurt. You could use 2 cups whole yogurt but I like the consistency and a bit more creaminess added the 2 different kinds take on.
- 1 1/2 cup peach puree *
- 1 cup plain whole goat yogurt
- 1 cup plain or vanilla sheep yogurt
- 1/4 cup + 2 TB runny honey
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- nice pinch of sea salt
*to make peach puree simply pit, chop and blend about 3 large ripe peaches. Done.
Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend. Fill popsicle molds and freeze until frozen. Enjoy.