February 3, 2013
Earlier in the week we thought Carla might be coming down with the flu; she’s been dealing with a lot of sick kids at Whitford. Looking ahead to her recuperation I bought about 1/2 dozen beautiful lemons at Uwajimaya, our local Asian super store. For that upper congestion, we slice a lemon very thinly then put it in a large thermons, add a bit of honey and fill with boiling water. I don’t say it’s a cure for cold and flue, but sipping on this throughout the day is comforting and seems to help loosen the conjestion.
Thank goodness she only had a little cold. Now I was faced with a bunch of lemons; what to do, what to do. We were having some friends over to watch the Superbowl and figured lemonade might be in order. Mission accepted. I’ve used this nice recipe from Simply Recipes before to great success.
[EDIT May 25, 2018. I’ve unlinked the original recipe because it locked up my browser for a minute or so. Not nice. If you want to look, point your browser to elise.com/recipes]
It’s very simple: to make lemonade for 1 cup lemon juice make a simple syrup of 1 cup each sugar and water. A copy of the recipe is here
|Simple ingredients; tasty results|
|1 1/2 cup sugar & 1 1/2 cup water.|
|The secret of this lemonade is steeping lemon peel in the syrup for a few minutes. Make sure you don’t include any pith (the bitter white stuff between he peel and the fruit)|
|Nice juicy lemons; we got 1 1/2 cups juice from them.|
|Mix the lemon juice and simple syrup then add 3+ cups of cold water until it tastes just right|
We made some bubbly mixed drinks by mixing this with some San Pellegrino. If I knew we were going to do that, I wouldn’t have diluted the juice as much.