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Ice Cream Memories Part 1

Home Made Popsicles  
Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin Missouri. He grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and several other Midwestern communities, at the turn of the century before making his way to Harlem. He served as a war correspondent  in Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Reflecting on eating hardships in Madrid during the War and what he missed most about home, Hughes wrote “I found myself thinking a great deal about hamburgers, hot dogs, sugared doughnuts and ice cream—things one can get on almost any American Corner. . . .” His mention of ice cream reminds of the home made popsicles I make with fruit, juice, a touch of sweetener if necessary and a quick spin in the blender. Frozen strawberries, pineapples, and mangoes work well. This is a time tested natural way to enjoy popsicles. 

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