Squeeze Me a Little Lemon (or Two)

I am going to get a few grumbles over this, but I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of Summer and the 90 + degree weather that accompanies. I enjoy the 75 degree mark, and am a lover of sweater weather. Although, one thing I truly get excited about for Summer are all the fresh fruits and vegetables that can be found.

There’s nothing like cutting into a fresh watermelon and the smell perfumes the air. It’s like the smell of fresh cut grass (sorry to all my friends with allergies.) The berries, the cucumbers and the vine grown tomatoes…I can’t get enough!

One thing that tops the list for a Summer treat is a wonderful refreshing glass of lemonade. That good old-fashioned flavor.

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I’d like to share with you a favorite recipe that I have found. You make a simple syrup, which is key to an excellent tasting lemonade. So, here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 c. Sugar

2 c. Water

1 Gallon of Water

2 c. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Lemon Wedges, for Garnish

Directions:

Add sugar and water to a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set this aside to cool. Add the gallon of water and freshly squeezed lemon juice to a pitcher large enough to hold the amount of lemonade. Add the simple syrup and lemon slices. Pour over ice and savor the goodness!

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