First things first.  I have a book to give away. Roni, you’ve won a copy of The Other Inheritance, by Rebecca Jaycox. I’ll be emailing you with details.

Now onto the food…

In our house we speak Heblish. I’m constantly trying to learn/improve my Hebrew because one day when we make shorties they’re going to be bilingual and I’d like to know what they’re saying. 

One of the words we seem to have adopted the Hebrew name for permanently in our house is cartiv, the Hebrew word for popsicle.

Cartivim (the plural of cartiv) are one The Fella’s essential food groups, so even though it’s frosty outside, he still loves an icy dessert after dinner. In my ongoing quest to know what’s in everything eat, I’ve started making my own cartivim. One of the wackiest things on our wedding register was a set of popsicle molds, and boy do we get use out of them. 

For this recipe you’ll need: 


  1. A blender
  2. Popsicle molds
  3. A sweetener of your choice (I use a Stevia-based sweetener)
  4. Frozen strawberries and a lemon
Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Serves 4
Fresh fruit makes for a healthy dessert
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1-1lb bag of frozen strawberries, slightly thawed.
  2. 1 lemon, juiced
  3. 2 bags of Truvia (or whichever sweetener you use, this is entirely about taste)
  4. Water as needed.
  1. Place half-thawed strawberries in blender. Squeeze lemon on top, and sprinkle sweetener.
  2. Turn blender on to medium, helping to stir with tamper or wooden spoon as necessary.
  3. You want the mixture to be slightly thicker than a slushee, so add water as necessary. For this batch I used about 3 Tbsps of extra water.
  4. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
  5. Enjoy your cartivim!
  1. I thaw the strawberries until they're approximately half frozen. I want them to still have a thicker consistency so they don't become juice in the blender.
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