Thursday, March 25, 2010


We have a rather ambitious lemon tree that drowns me every year.  No, I'm not complaining, I LOVE lemon everything.  

This year black and yellow seems to be very popular for weddings, so they have done double duty by making some great additions to the wedding season and now they ALL need to be squeezed, juiced, frozen, bottled and zested all at once.

Today, I also hit the jackpot.  I found a good Lemonade recipe.  I seem to always make it "OK" but never quite the right ratio and by the time I get it just right, I have downed half of it and lost track how much of each ingredient (you know, all three), that I have put into it.  This sounds pretty lame, but this has been my Achilles heel.  So I looked on and found this one.

Gabriel said that it was just right, but a little tart (where did a five year old get tart?) even though he just ate a lollipop.  So bring on summer, I'm ready now!

Lemonade Recipe #23038      2 quarts

SERVES 8  unless you're normal and it's a hot summer day)

1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
7 cups ice cold water
  1. Combine the first three ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved, add ice and lemon slices then serve.