Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Will Cycle For Rhubarb Creamsicle

Rhubarb Creamsicle

It's kind of hard to believe that you can't really get better at cycling by not cycling.  Oh, you knew this already? 

While cycling isn't nearly as scary as lake weed, water snakes, and drowning I still somehow manage to find a hundred and one reasons not to get on my bike.  I should mention that using more than one gear and wearing bike shorts makes a world of a difference. 

On Sunday's ride a concerned citizen was kind enough to provide us with some comedic relief as we were climbing a hill (after crossing the centre lane of course).

She wanted to let us know that she was okay with us cycling BUT that she lived on the road that we were cycling on and that she was going to call the police!  We were riding three in a row (a single file line actually)  We were clearly very menacing.  So. Much. Spandex.  A bike gang? 

What does all of this have to do with rhubarb creamsicles?  A friend mentioned that her freezer was where her leftovers went to die before she tossed them in garbage reminding me of the 20 + bags of rhubarb in my own freezer.  

What's hiding out in your freezer?  Rhubarb creamsicles I hope.

greek yogurt + rhubarb compote 


Rhubarb Compote
(makes approximately 1 2/3 C)

3 C sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1/4 C apple juice concentrate
2 gala apples peeled and chopped

Cream

1 1/3 C honey sweetened greek yogurt
OR
1 1/3 C full fat coconut milk (it must be full fat)+ 1 T agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)

Combine all ingredients over medium heat in a small sauce pan.  Use a potato masher or the back of a large spoon to mash rhubarb & apple.  Allow to simmer until desired consistency is reached.  Allow to cool before combining with yogurt or full fat coconut milk.

Combine 1 1/3 cup of honey sweetened greek yogurt or 1 1/3 cup of full fat coconut milk & 1T agave nectar with 1 1/3 C of  compote.

In popsicle moulds layer yogurt or coconut mixture with leftover rhubarb compote.  Add your sticks.  Place in freezer until fully frozen (wait impatiently and resist the urge to check to see if they are frozen).  To remove from moulds place mould in warm water.

Share with your favourite dog.


If I look hungry enough maybe I'll get some yogurt.


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