Saturday, April 3, 2010


There's just a few lemons left from the current crop, and I can't think of a more delicious way to use them to make lemonade. If you've got kids, this is definitely something they'll like to help with. You'll need about 6 to 10 lemons - the range is so great because some lemons are really small and some are really big. Once made, you'll find this won't last long ... but if it doesn't disappear within the first day, you can keep it for up to one week in the refrigerator.


1 cup very hot water
1 Tbs grated lemon peel
1 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 cups cold water


Heat 1 cup water in the microwave until almost boiling. Grate the lemon peel, using only the yellow parts of the lemon rind - the white pith is bitter. Add the lemon peel and sugar to the hot water, stirring well until all of the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sugar water mixture into a large container (at least 3 quart size). Roll the lemons before squeezing out the juice. Rolling them released more of the juice. Add the juice and cold water to the large container and refrigerate until cold. If you can't wait (and who can?), simply pour some of the lemonade over ice cubes and enjoy!

Makes 10 servings

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Here's a juice drink that's a sure fire thirst quencher. It's got sugar ... so it's not for every day, save it for special occasions. It sure tastes good on the day you have it! Also, if you do have kids help prepare this, they'll be sure to want some. Kids love to eat their own creations.

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