You wouldn’t think a nice refreshing glass of homemade lemonade would make my day in October in Texas, but the truth is, a nice refreshing glass of homemade lemonade ANY day makes my day. I LOVE lemonade. When all you drink is water all day long (with the exception of my regular Joe in the morning) is nice to go all crazy and add a little flavor. And, well, I am crazy. Flavored water??? Watch the eff out.
So, when I came across a gi-nourmos bag of Myer lemons ON SALE at Whole Foods, I snatched them. I remembered I had some sort of juicer at home that could handle the big ones. Waiting patiently in the utensil drawer for his time to shine was an old aluminum juicer from…who knows where really. Either The Fisherman’s grandmother or my Aunt, but I knew it was old and I knew it was family. I liked it even more.
So, now I am obsessed with making a glass of lemonade ’round 2:30 in the afternoon. I am tying to see what all the hype is over Stevia, so I add a little white powder. It’s kind of funky. What is the advantage of this over raw sugar? Less fat? Raw sugar is good fat, as long as you don’t eat the entire bag. This delicate powder reminds me a cancer causing saccharine and if you get it on your hands, it is hard to get off. Anyway, I am still on the fence and chances are will get off.
AND I also like to add a bit of dried lavender to my afternoon cocktail. This take a bit more time and planning. You have to boil it in the lemonade, then seep it, then let it cool, THEN serve it over ice and drink it. But oh-so-worth-the-work.
And that is the simple tool that makes my afternoon drink a breeze. Don’t forget to toss those lemons down the disposal. Your hubs will be like “What What? It smelz like lemons all up in here!”
Now, go get crazy with your lemon water. I dare you.