I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

So it's June 2nd and it's rainy and cool again, but when it gets hot (it will get hot again right?) you'll want this thirst quenching lemonade in your fridge! And isn't the natural colour pretty?

This recipe makes 3 pints. Double or triple as needed.

3 lemons, sliced
1/2 lime, sliced
8 oz strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
3  1/2 cups water
Mint sprigs (optional)
Rum (optional...why not?)

Mash sugar and strawberries together, then add the lemon and lime slices and mash to release the juices.

Add the water and, if using, the mint sprigs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, but not longer as it could become bitter.

Is it just me or does this look like a giant sangria? 

After 30 minutes strain out the fruit.

And if you know me you know I don't like waste. I separated the fruit from the rind, etc to freeze and use in a smoothie later on. Compost the rind.

Add ice (and rum if you're so inclined!)

I might have gotten carried away with the garnishes 😉

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