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Thursday, March 1, 2012

When Life Hands You Lemons...Make Lemonade

We are all sick here in the Barbie Nation.  SOMEONE give us his cold and now we have bronchitis.  Since we can't taste anything, we have been living on liquids.  Lucy, being the most athletic among us, has recuperated more rapidly.  She is busy planning the workout sessions for her swim team, but I know that couldn't be a computer she has on her lap... as they haven't even been invented, yet. She really is looking quite cute in her peddle-pushers and peasant blouse.  Maybe that will inspire me to put on something besides stretch pants and a sweater.

Sick or not, I know you will enjoy both these tasty citrus treats.

This recipe came from a friend of Dani’s.  It is really delicious.

sugar syrup:
2 cups granulated sugar
4 cups water
Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil 5 minutes. Cool.
3 cups sugar syrup
1½ cups lemon juice
3 cups soda water
Add soda right before serving.  The yield is 6 cups.

Lemonade ice cubes: combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1½ cups sugar syrup, and 3 cups of water. Freeze in ice cube trays.

This is easy to make for a crowd.

2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 12 lemons), strained
4 cups water
½ cup granulated sugar

1 to 2 lemons, very thinly sliced, for serving

Pour the strained lemon juice into a large pitcher. Add the water and the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the sliced lemons and fill the pitcher with ice before serving. This makes about 1½ quarts.

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