This year, Cam, a couple friends and I decided to start Summer Sundays. It's pretty much a sunday funday type of thing where we make sure to do something fun and summery like going on a kayaking adventure, visiting stone barns or the coney island boardwalk, or hosting an outdoor tie dye cookout party. (As one does...)
For our first Summer Sunday, we went strawberry picking! It was great. I love wandering around a sunny field, breathing the fresh air, surrounded by rows and rows of crops, picking and eating perfectly ripe fruit right off the plant. We went to Terhune Orchards in Princeton, New Jersey. It's a beautiful farm with upick crops including strawberries, blueberries, flowers, asparagus and blackberries. There is also a winery with daily tastings, a farm store, animals, covered picnic tables and a play area for kids.
We picked a bunch of strawberries. I don't think I'll be able to go back to grocery store strawberries after all these sweet little things. They're so aromatic and flavorful - I just can't get over it. These are what all strawberries should taste like! I saved half for eating and set aside the other half for recipes.
These strawberry popsicles are the perfect summer treat and fit right into my current AIP / Paleo diet. Yay! I love treats. I'm a better person when I have treats. Give these a try if you're looking for something dairy free, gluten free, paleo and vegan. These are the popsicle molds I use.
Strawberry + Cream Popsicles
1 lb fresh ripe strawberries, stems removed
1 14oz tin coconut milk (full fat is best)
3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave (optional - it you want them sweet)
Blend strawberries, coconut milk and sweetener until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks and freeze, about four hours.