Watermelon is one of my all-time favourite fruits. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like biting into cold sweet cubes of juicy watermelon to cool off. I decided to take it one step further, and created some Watermelon Popsicles!
It’s super simple to make, with just pure watermelon being the main ingredient. I threw in some fresh chopped mint and a squeeze of lemon to brighten up the flavours, but be careful not to add too much so that it’s not overpowering.
I also spiked these with some Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer, which you can usually get it at any local liquor store in Canada. I got mine from a BC Liquor Store here in Vancouver.
See below for the recipe!
-2 cups watermelon cubed
-1 tablespoon chopped mint
-Squeeze of lemon juice
-1/2 cup beer (I used Samuel Adams Boston Lager)
-1 tablespoon simple syrup (optional depending on how sweet the watermelon is)
1. Blend watermelon with mint and lemon juice until smooth
2. Add beer to mixture
3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze
4. Add popsicle sticks after 20 minutes
5. Freeze an additional hour or until completely set.
Happy popsicle making!
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If you follow Lainey Gossip, you’ll know that she loves and raves about Lorinda Zimmerman’s W Skin Care services as the anti-aging and facial miracle worker. I recently had a chance to try out their famous double blast treatment at the original Vancouver location, and loved the experience. It’s known to attract Hollywood actresses who actually fly down from LA just for the day for appointments. The unique combination of microdermabrasion and Low Light Laser Therapy (LLLT) is heralded for its effective yet natural looking results.
I am very wary of youth-seeking treatments like botox or fillers as they have the tendency to come out looking too severe and obvious in that “you’ve had work done” way. Which is why I really like Zimmerman’s restorative approach to skin care. Non-invasive, and more focused on enhancing the skin’s natural radiance vs. dramatically changing one’s face. Less Real Housewives and more Kate Bosworth.The clinic was bright and airy with a gallery-esque feel. Signiture Northwest Coast art pieces displayed throughout the serene space.
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When I was in junior high, I was dying to get contacts. I thought glasses were clunky, and an immediate indication of your nerd level. But after years of wearing soft lenses 7 days/week, I’ve learned to love and look forward to those few days a week where I just let my eyes breathe.
Here’s an outfit I wore with my deep brown wayfarer frames and comfy plaid flannel shirt.
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After my initial post on Breka Cafe, I was contacted by head pastry chef Ann Cao to come in for a private tasting. As a previously impressed patron, I was happy to oblige.
We met, and chatted over a lovely lunch of smoked meat paninis and fresh fruit with granola topped yogurt. The granola is actually made in house, and I’m told it’s frequently asked for by customers who’d like to purchase a whole bag (which sadly, they do not offer at the moment).
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I’ve recently fallen in love with the loose high top knot. It’s just such an easy and effortless way to pull your hair into something presentable but still chic. Not as polished as a classic bun, but looks great and takes only minutes to do.
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During the holidays, I was approached by Salon Haze to come check out their fairly new West Broadway salon. They invited me for a complimentary hair service to review on my blog. Since I wasn’t looking to get my hair cut or colored, I opted to try their keratin smoothing treatment.
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