I started this blog a few months after we moved half way across the country. We moved into this little old house. There was really nothing attractive about the house itself. It had a practical layout, it was in a very nice neighborhood, it was on a relatively large lot and had a ton of expansion potential. But the one thing that made me smile was the lemon tree in the backyard.
When life gave me these beautiful lemons, I had to do something about them. I searched for recipes, I thought about selling them at the local farmers market, I gave them to friends and neighbors, I even used them to clean. And of course, I made the perfect lemonade.
THE PERFECT LEMONADE RECIPE
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup lemon juice (from our Meyer lemons)
4 cups cold water
1. Dissolve sugar in water in a small saucepan on low heat.
2. Juice 6-8 lemons, enough to yield one cup of juice. I use this wonderful Chef'n Citrus Juicer which makes juicing fun!
3. Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water, taste and adjust for desired strength.
4. Serve with ice.
To me, lemons are more than a wonderful fruit that are full of vitamin C, they also represent our new beginning.
Next time, I'll talk about why chambray.