Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hmmm…. Lemons!!!

Being in the right place at the right time…  It’s a wonderful thing… well maybe not sometimes, as it’s not always in your favor ~ LOL =)).   

                                    Don’t you feel that way sometimes?

For Deb; she was glad we were!   Why?  Well, she had received a recipe for the perfect lemonade from Jan, so she couldn’t wait to get to the store (not really any farmer's markets here) to buy some lemons.   Before we could get to the store it appears the lemon trees produced an abundance of lemons this year, which we were asked if we wanted some.  Guess it’s true… good things happen to those who wait ;o) 

If you like lemonade, you will want to make this “lemonade syrup”.  The perfect lemonade, as you have control on how strong or weak your lemonade will be every time.

                             A little trivia for you…..  
                    Do you know how many varieties of lemons
                    there are available? 

  Lemonade Syrup

2 c. Sugar or Honey* 
1 c. Water (use 1/4 cup less for every cup of honey*)
1 c. Fresh lemon juice with pulp (4-5 large lemons)

1)               Make simple syrup by boiling sugar or honey and water for about 5 minutes
2)             Let cool ~5-10 minutes and add lemon juice
3)             Store in covered container and refrigerator

When ready for a glass, just add as much or little of the syrup to a glass of cool water.

Note: you could freeze a portion if you don’t drink lemonade often or reduce the recipe.  * Deb made the syrup with 1 part sugar and 1 part honey to reduce the white sugar and it was delicious.

I’m sure there are all kinds of ways to mix lemonade to create a nice spring or summer drink.  I like raspberries as it adds a nice hit of color to the lemonade.  Or maybe make yourself an Arnold Palmer ~ half ice tea and half lemonade
                                What’s your creation?

Have you given much thought on what else you can do with fresh lemons?  Much to our amazement, lemons have a lot of usages; not just for drinks and/or cooking.  They are VERY healthy for your body – health issues, detox and beauty, use as a cleaner, and so much more. 

To get a great education on lemons; we would recommend you check out this site. 

We are having beautiful weather in the desert– mid 80’s with slight breezy, so think it’s time to make some more lemonade.  It will go perfect with our BBQ potluck dinner today!  Don't you think!?!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!


  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm not big on lemonade but will crave a thirst for it every now and then on warm, sunny days. I'll definitely have to give this recipe a try and maybe sooner than later since it seems like the warm weather is knocking on our door early again this year!

    1. The warmer temps are definitely coming early... we have already seen med to upper 80's. I haven't always been a big lemonade fans either, but I think this recipe might change my mind. =) Enjoy your spring...