Quick Bites from Pender

Alternative Valentine’s Lollipops

In Island Life on February 13, 2010 at 5:01 am

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Strawberry-Beet Pops.

These are pretty in a slightly tousled, just got out of bed, kind of way — just the way everything should look on Valentines. They’re not perfect, and I’m beginning to accept that carrying through the beet lollipop idea to its ultimate end may have been going just a tad bit overboard.

But the natural beet colouring worked, the agave acted like corn syrup to prevent the boiling syrup from crystallizing, and the strawberry flavour, although not entirely natural, made them taste like Jolly Ranchers.  Yum.

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There are a couple of thing to be ironed out though, so you’ll have to wait until next month when we try Nettle-Spearmint Pops for St Patrick’s Day…

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  1. STUNNING photos. Once again. YouareSOtalented!

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