Wednesday, June 16
Its hard to be a "locavore" when such summery essentials as lemons are not at the community farmstand. I try, but I make lots and lots of exceptions (life without avocados? no way!). Lemonade = summertime, as far as I'm concerned, so lemons are one of those exceptions. Here is what we did with ours today:
3 large lemons, juiced
1 scant cup of sugar
2 qts. water
a few drops of our secret ingredient:
Orange Blossom Water ( Zharr in arabic...available at Middle Eastern groceries...like Rose Water)
Saved one of these for sipping from :)
Delightful! We froze some in popsicle molds, too.
When we have more time (patience?), I'd like to try some other variations, like Herbal Lemonade, Ginger Lemonade, or Lavender Lemonade ....mmmmmm!