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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Raspberry Green Sun Tea

I know, I know, you are probably thinking to yourself that it is September... Why ohh why would I need a sun tea recipe.  I wanted to write this up because my 8 year old nephew should me how to make sun tea and I love it.  I think he was secretly pleased to show his old auntie something.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Basil Strawberry Lemonade

My Strawberries have been pretty good this year.  They were small but plentiful and I was able to freeze a couple of quarts.  We don't have a very big patch but this year our crop doubled and I am hoping that we may get a few more in the fall picking if the weather cooperates with us.
The other night I was thinking about lemonade.. probably because I saw some kids down the
 street selling it.  I wanted to make my own but not just plain lemonade, I decided to put some strawberries and basil in it.  I didn't use much sweetener in it so at first it was a bit of a pucker power.. but as it made more then one glass I let it sit for a day and yum... the flavours blended in and it was so good.  I will have to try it again.


Basil Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp minced basil 
2 cups ice
2 cups water
honey to taste - I used  a little less then 2 tsp.

Directions:  
Put all ingredients into the blender and blend til smooth.  Optional garnish with  lemon slice and basil leaves.

As I poured the lemonade into the glass, I got the two toned colour of the lemonade.  The top was slightly more frothier then the bottom.  I did put the leftover in the fridge over night.  The ice melted but it still had a small frothy top.  The flavours blended the second day and I think that I even liked it better the second day then the first.

Enjoy!

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